Gulliver, Pamela. The Turkana

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

Title: The Turkana

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Central Nilo-Hamites

Published By: Original publisher The Central Nilo-Hamites London: International African Institute. 1953. 53-86, 100-101 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Pamela Gulliver and P. H. Gulliver

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. Turkana (FL17)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Property in movables (422); Household (592); Inheritance (428); Informal in-group justice (627); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Offenses against life (682); Sex and marital offenses (684); Offenses against the person (683); Sanctions (681); Age stratification (561); Nuptials (585); Majority (884); Normal garb (291);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source provides an overview of Turkana environment, economy, society, political organization, and religion. The topics discussed by the authors include population, physical environment, cultural character, dress, crafts, animal husbandry and other subsistence activities, diet, transhumance and settlement pattern, migration, household organization, nuclear family organization and relations, lineage and clan organization and relations, friendship, territorial and community organization, the age-set system, raiding, the marriage system, mechanisms for adjusting grievances and applying sanctions, and religion and magic.

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. fl17-001

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1948-1950

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; 1989

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1940-1953

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) vicinity of Lake Turkana (Lake Rudolf), Kenya

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


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