Story, R.. Some plants used by the Bushmen in obtaining food or water

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

Title: Some plants used by the Bushmen in obtaining food or water

Published By: Original publisher Pretoria: Govt. Printer, 1958. 115 p.: ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By R. Story ; [forward by R.A. Dyer]

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. San (FX10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF FLORA (137); FOOD PREPARATION (252); DIET (262); WATER SUPPLY (312); ETHNOBOTANY (824);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is essentially a botanical report of the flora of the Kalahari region. It is related to San culture only in so far as the author limits the specimens described to those used by the San and gives very brief, sometimes incidental, information on the cultural use of the plants. The descriptions with the photographs give as complete as possible a basis for identifying the plants, but the cultural information is scanty. The particular group of San associated with the use of any plant is indicated by the author when known; often the use is general. Plants or their parts which are referred to as 'edible' must be presumed to be so by the San, although in some cases it is apparent the author is referring to the possibility rather than the actuality of usage.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. fx10-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Native terms for the plants are presented in every case but indexed only for the subject, FLORA (137).

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1955

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 Botanist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Namibia, Botswana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings San (African people)

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