Book

The Warao of the Amacuro Delta

Universidad Central de VenezuelaCaracas • Published In 1956 • Pages:

By: Hill, George W., Muirden, Sydney.

Abstract
This is a report about a field expedition to the Warao Indians by a team of eighteen persons -- students as well as qualified researchers -- from various departments of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (Sociology and Anthropology, Medicine, Education, Geography and Agronomy, Economy). The stay in the field lasted about two weeks during which time the members of the medical and physical anthropological team collected a good amount of somatological and physiological data (anthropometry and blood-examinations). Ethnographers, sociologists, and psychologists who visited several Warao settlements with the aid of an interpreter well known to the Indians were able to collect definite data on settlement patterns and clothing. Otherwise, they could only outline plans and problems for further ethnographical and psychological research among these Indians.
Subjects
Maps
Reviews and critiques
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
Anthropometry
Morbidity
Dwellings
Outbuildings
Daily routine
Extended families
Territorial hierarchy
culture
Warao
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Types
Physical Anthropologist
Ethnographer
Sociologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; 1967-1969
Coverage Date
1954
Coverage Place
Amacuro Delta, Venezuela
Notes
George W. Hill
Introduction / George W. Hill -- Ethnography / Roberto Lizarralde, James Silverberg, and José A. Silva Michelena -- Biotypology and social medicine / Adelaida G. de Díaz Ungría, Sebastián Núñez Mier y Terán, José Díaz Ungría
Translation of: Los Guararo del Delta Amacuro
The original Spanish text is not included
Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden
LCSH
Warao Indians