Bates, Marston, 1906-1974. Coral Island: portrait of an atoll

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Coral Island: portrait of an atoll

Published By: Original publisher New York: Scribner. [1958]. 1-11, 25-91 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Marston Bates and Donald P. Abbott

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Woleai Region (OR21)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Observation in research (123); Climate (132); Traditional history (173); Fishing (226); Mats and basketry (285); Normal garb (291); Dwellings (342); Building interiors and arrangement (353); Postures (516); Rest days and holidays (527); Community heads (622); Cult of the dead (769); Sacred objects and places (778); Sexuality (831);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a nontechnical report of a 1953 expedition to Ifaluk atoll sponsored by the Pacific Science Board. The authors were members of a team which included an anthropologist, biologist, geologist, hydrologist, ichtyologist and zoologist, and describe, in a narrative form, the life of the expedition members and their findings. The materials on the daily life of the Ifaluk, their techniques of fishing and gardening, and the food habits are in detail and reflect the interdisciplinary background of the research team. This is also a good source for Ifaluk topography, fauna and flora.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 41

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. or21-041

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Pp. 12-24, 92-254 were not included in the file

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1953

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 Natural Scientists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Hesung C. Koh ; 1962; Teferi A. Adem 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1953

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ifaluk, Woleai Region, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ifalik Atoll (Micronesia)


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