LeBar, Frank M.. The material culture of Truk

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Chapter 1 Tools And Utensils

Cutting Tools

Grinding And Polishing Tools

Needles And Drills

Containers

Pounders And Graters

Miscellaneous

Chapter 2 Fibers And Cordage

Materials

Cordage Techniques

Chapter 3 Plaiting

Coconut Leaflet Mats

Coconut Leaflet Baskets

Coconut Leaflot Fans

Pandanus Mats

Coconut Cord Baskets

Chapter 4 Weaving

Materials

The Loom

Winding The Warp

Mounting The Warp

Weaving

Chapter 5 Chemical Industries

Paints

Dyes

Perfumes

Cements

Chapter 6 Agriculture

Cultivated Crops

Areas Under Cultivation

Agricultural Techniques

Chapter 7 Hunting

Bird Snares

Crab Snares

Domesticated Animals

Chapter 8 Fishing

Sticks

Groping

Narcotizing

Rock Heaps

Bow And Arrow

Coconut Leaf Sweeps

Torches

Catching Turtles By Hand

Spears

Hooks

Lines

Rods

Trolling

Kite Fishing

Stone Weirs

Traps

Nets

Framed Nets

Frameless Nets

Chapter 9 Food

Acquisition Of Food

Preserved Breadfruit

Preparation Of Food For Cooking

Fire

Cooking Techniques

Post-cooking Preparation Of Food

Condiments And Special Dishes

Cooking And Eating Miscellany

Beverages

Stimulants

Chapter 10 Housing

Types Of Buildings

Orientation

Size Of Buildings

Acculturation

Basic Structural Style 9

Thatch Sheets

Thatching A Roof 13

Ridge Capping

Erecting A Building 15

House Furnishings

Chapter 11 Canoes

Fishing Canoe

Hull

Outrigger System

[illegible] Attachments

Decoration

Large Racing Or War Canoes

Large War Canoe With Weather Platform

Sailing Canoes

Canoe Accessories

Double Canoes

Model Racing Canoes

Whaleboats

Chapter 12 Clothing

Wrap-around Skirt

Loincloth

Poncho-like Capes

Poncho-like Cloaks

Reef Shoes

Pandanus Hat

Chapter 13 Ornamentation

Belts, Arm Bands, And Leg Bands

Ear Ornamentation

Head And Hair Ornamentation

Painting And Tattooing

Chapter 14 Weapons

Spears

Slings

Sling Stones

Sling Stone Carrier

Clubs

Bow And Arrow

Knuckle Duster

Chapter 15 Recreational And Ceremonial Objects

Dance Rods

Love Sticks

Nose Flutes

Shell Trumpet

Receptacle For Spirit Offerings

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Author:

Title: The material culture of Truk

Published By: {s.l.}: {s.n.}, {n.d.}. 389 leaves: ill., map

By line: Frank M. LeBar

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Chuuk (OR19)

Subjects: Fishing (226); Agriculture (240); Mats and basketry (285); Food preparation (252); Ornament (301); Dwellings (342); Boats (501);

Abstract: In this manuscript LeBar presents a complete inventory of the material culture of Chuuk. Attention is paid to materials and means, as well as to the finished product and its use. Also recorded are the motor habits involved in various technological activities, and where possible, the pre-contact, or early post-contact material culture.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: or19-003

Document Type: manuscript

Language: English

Note:

Unpublished manuscript on file at HRAF

Includes bibliographical references (388-389)

Field Date: 1947-1948

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens; 1963

Coverage Date: 1947-1948

Coverage Place: Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Trukese (Micronesian people)

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