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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Seligman, C. G. (Charles Gabriel),
Seligman, Brenda Z.
Myers, Charles Samuel, 1873-
Gunasekara, Abraham Mendis, d. 1931
Published By: Original publisher
Cambridge: University Press. 1911. 19, 463 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By C. G. Seligmann… and Brenda Z. Seligman. With a chapter by
C.S. Myers … and an appendix by A. Mendis Gunasekara …
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External relations (648);
Descriptive somatology (142);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Settlement patterns (361);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Kinship terminology (601);
Community structure (621);
Real property (423);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The authors of this first comprehensive study of the Veddas
devoted most of their attention to the jungle-dwelling Veddas whose way of life is more
primitive that the Village Veddas and the Coastal Veddas. All of them, however, have come
under the influence of foreign cultures. One of the major aims of this book is to trace the
course of this acculturation process and to reconstruct the historical development of Vedda
society. In describing the contemporary Veddas, the authors supplement their personal
observations with reports written by previous observers. The topics discussed include the
kinship structure, village organization, economic activities, life cycle, religion, music,
language, and sensory perception. A rather extensive list of Vedda words is included in the
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Language: Language that the document is written in
'Music, by C.S. Myers': p. -365 Includes
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vedda (Sri Lankan people)