Jochelson, Waldemar, 1855-1937. Archaeological investigations in the Aleutian Islands

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

Title: Archaeological investigations in the Aleutian Islands

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1925. ix, 145 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Waldemar Jochelson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Lithic industries (324); Settlement patterns (361); Weapons (411); General tools (412); Decorative art (531); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Jochelson was in the Aleutians in 1909-10 as leader of the anthropological division of the Russian Aleut-Kamchatka Expedition. He was particularly interested in determining the origin of the Aleuts and in their placement in the culture of the Palaeo-asiatic tribes and those of the North Pacific Coast of North America. Part of his time was spent in archaeological research and this report incorporates his findings. His interpretation of his archaeological research is based on information from contemporary Aleuts, earlier literature on Aleut culture, and his own general ethnographic knowledge. This source, therefore, contains excellent material on Aleut material culture, as well as discussions of Aleut prehistory. There is, however, a divergence of opinion about early Aleut history. Hrdlicka (see 33: Hrdlicka), as a result of his archaeological investigations, concluded that there existed a pre-Aleut population. Quimby, on the basis of a review of published reports and museum collections, disagrees with Hrdlicka and hypothecates a gradual change in culture and physical type. In processing, material of primarily archaeological or theoretical interest has been omitted. In addition, the following material is not included: 1. An extensive bibliography which contains Eskimo and archaeological sources as well as Aleut; 2. An ethnographic map of Northeastern Asia and Northwestern America; 3. A glossary of Aleut words which includes the Attu dialect (the words given are primarily those of artifacts encountered by the author in his archaeological research). In presenting his results, the author has relied heavily on the use of plates with explanatory notes on each specimen shown. These plates could not be reproduced for the files, but the explanatory notes have been summarized and included in the files.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. na06-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1909-1910

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 Archaeologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. LSS ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1909-1910

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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