Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gulliver, P. H.
A preliminary survey of the Turkana: a report compiled for the
government of Kenya
Published By: Original publisher
[Rondebosch, Cape Town]: University of Cape Town. 1951. 7,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by 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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Domesticated animals (231);
Pastoral activities (233);
Production and supply (433);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Community structure (621);
Property in movables (422);
Kin relationships (602);
Age stratification (561);
Public welfare (657);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Mode of marriage (583);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is the result of a preliminary survey of the
social life of the Turkana undertaken as part of the Colonial research program of the
Government of Kenya. A wide range of topics is covered, including the economic, social, and
cultural dimensions of animal husbandry, alternative economic activities, the property
system, social and political organization, international relations, justice and judicial
organization, life cycle, and religion.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252)
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.
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).
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)