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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Powdermaker, Hortense, 1903-1970
Mortuary rites in New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago)
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Oceania -- Vol. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Oceania -- Vol. 2
Sydney, etc.: University of Sydney [etc.]. 1931. 26-43 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Life and death (761);
Status and treatment of the aged (888);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Kin relationships (602);
Family relationships (593);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Gift giving (431);
Cult of the dead (769);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author did her field work for this article under the
auspices of the Australian National Research Council. The mortuary rites described here
were observed in the villages located on the east coast of New Ireland. The article
includes information on the natives' attitude toward death, preparation before death,
funeral rites, mourning rites, periodic feasts after death, and the emotional response of
the relatives and community members during the rites.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert Lee ; 1961
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Lesu, New Ireland, Papau New Guinea
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea)//Ethnology--Papua New
Guinea--New Ireland//Lesu, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea)