Staub, Jules, 1904-. Contributions to a knowledge of the material culture of the Mende in Sierra Leone

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

Title: 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 Staub

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. Mende (FC07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical reconstruction (174); Comparative evidence (171); Territorial hierarchy (631); Travel (484); Food preparation (252); Mats and basketry (285); Fishing gear (227); General tools (412); Utensils (415); 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 1

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. fc07-001

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 translation from German

Note: 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 no date

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 Ethnologist-4

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). 1900-1936

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

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

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