Gulliver, P. H.. The Turkana age organization

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

Title: The Turkana age organization

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 60

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 60 Menasha, Wisconsin: American Anthropological Association. 1958. 900-922 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Age stratification (561); Community structure (621); Settlement patterns (361); Pastoral activities (233); Annual cycle (221); Majority (884); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Community structure (621); Activities of the aged (887); Artificial kin relationships (608); Ornament (301); Real property (423);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The purpose of this source is to give a description of the structure and operation of the Turkana age group system. The topics discussed include initiation into adulthood, the system of alternations, age groups, the diffusion of age group names, the principles of seniority within alternations, the ecology of age groups, the activities of age groups, age groups and marriage and military organization, and the integrative functions of age groups.

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. fl17-007

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 922)

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-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). 1940-1958

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

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

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