Anthropology and ethnography of the peoples of Somalia
Bologna, Italy: Nicola Zanichelli, 1936. HRAF Ms: 1-205 p. [original: vii, 140 p.], plates: ill. [incomplete]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1997. Computer File
Puccioni was a member of the 1924 Italian scientific expedition to Somalia. This report is based upon field data gathered during the trip, specimens from museum collections, and literary records. It deals mainly with material objects such as dwellings, furniture, utensils, tools, weapons, clothing ornaments, musical instruments and the related handicrafts such as woodworking, basketry, weaving, and metallurgy. Other topics discussed include animal herding, agriculture, hunting, fishing, food stimulants, medicine, social customs, and bodily mutilations. The author also traces the distribution and transmission of various Somali cultural traits among neighboring peoples.
Document ID: mo04-017
Component part(s), monograph
English translation from Italian
Translation of: Antropologia e etnografia delle genti della Somalia.. The original Italian text is not included.
Includes bibliographical references
Translated for the HRAF files by Kathryn A. Looney.. Pages omitted from the file: 106-138.
Robert Lee ; 1960
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia