Guiteras Holmes, Calixta. Clans and kinship system of Cancuc (Mexico)

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

Title: Clans and kinship system of Cancuc (Mexico)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Acta Americana -- Vol. 5

Published By: Original publisher Acta Americana -- Vol. 5 México, D.F. ; Los Angeles: Inter-American Society of Anthropology and Geography. 1947. 1-17 p. [HRAF ms.: pp. 1-19]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Calixta Guiteras Holmes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tzeltal (NV09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 60*; Clans (614);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study of the kin groups (clan) and the kinship terminology of the Tzeltal in the town of Cancuc, Chiapas, Mexico, is based on the author's two season's fieldwork during May-June in 1945 and June 1946. In this short article information concerning the structure of the unilinear kin groups, the relationships of these groups with the community structure, the characteristics of these groups such as names, and the kin terms are clearly presented.

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. nv09-001

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 Spanish

Note: Translation of: Clanes y sistema de parentesco de Cancuc (México). The original Spanish text is not included Translated from the Spanish for the Human Relations Area Files by Mary Louise Bravo

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1945-1946

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. Cheng-ruey Ma

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1945-46

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Cancuc village, Chiapas, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tzeltal Indians


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