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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Staub, Jules, 1904-
Contributions to a knowledge of the material culture of the
Mende in Sierra Leone
Published By: Original publisher
Solothurn: Buchdruckerei Vogt-Schild. 1936. HRAF ms: 100
p. [original: vii, 64 p., 31 plates] ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Historical reconstruction (174);
Comparative evidence (171);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Food preparation (252);
Mats and basketry (285);
Fishing gear (227);
General tools (412);
Visual arts (5311);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Although suffering from excesses in literary style and poor
organization, this document of few available on Mende material culture. Plates and
illustrations give a good summary of the material culture of the people, but the text gives
little information on social organization, social relationships and other non-material
facets of culture.
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
English translation from German
Translation of: [Beiträge zur Kenntnis der materiellen
Kultur der Mendi in der Sierra Leone] Translated for the HRAF files by Cecil Wood
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.
Leslie L. Clark ; 1958
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
Mende (African people)