eHRAF World Cultures

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Peruvian landscape. Photograph by Stacey Martin from Pixabay.

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About eHRAF

Our award-winning, membership-based eHRAF World Cultures database contains information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life for a worldwide sample of societies.

Designed with cultural researchers in mind, eHRAF differs from other academic online databases that you may be used to.

The contents are organized by cultures and indexed at the paragraph level by HRAF anthropologists with unique subject identifier codes from the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), making it ideal for both exploratory, in-depth cultural research, and cross-cultural comparisons.

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