Thompson, John Eric Sidney, 1898-. Ethnology of the Mayas of southern and central British Honduras

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Ethnology Of The Mayas Of British Honduras

I. Habitat Of The Southern Mayas

Ii. Agriculture At San Antonio

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Prayer To The Wind Before Burning Milpa

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Iii. Religion And Magic At San Antonio

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Iv. Social Life At San Antonio

V. Industry At San Antonio

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Vi. Religion At Socotz

Vii. Agriculture At Socotz

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Viii. Folklore Of San Antonio

The Legend Of The Sun, The Moon, And Venus

The Man Who Cursed The Mam

The Mam

The Mam And The Cortez Dance

The Origin Of The Rivers

A Creation Myth

A Story Of The Creation

The Man Who Ate The Snake

The Story Of The Chac

A Creation Myth

How Fire Was Brought

Around The Camp Fire

The Cheils (chol)

Cheil Or Chol

The Story Of Juan Siis And The Cheils

How The Giants Were Worsted

How The Jaguar Got His Spots

The Lord Of The Bees And The Tabai

The Xtabai

A Sorcery Story

The Foolish Wife And The Tabai (san Antonio And Socotz)

The Drought

An Indian Version Of The Life Of Christ

Ix. Folklore Of Socotz And Corozal District

The Ants And The Milpa (socotz)

Tradition Of A Flood (socotz)

The Source Of Sickness In Socotz

The Wind God (socotz)

The Three Wind Gods And Their Mother (socotz)

The Magic Flight (socotz)

Yum Chac And The Milpa (socotz)

The Ninth Heaven (socotz)

The Lords Of The Forest (corozal District)

The Deer-folk (corozal District)

Juan And Rosalie (corozal District)

Juan T'ul (corozal District)

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

Title: Ethnology of the Mayas of southern and central British Honduras

Published By: Original publisher Chicago: [s.n.]. 1930. 27-213 p., plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by J. Eric Thompson. Berthold Laufer, ed.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Hunting and trapping (224); Cereal agriculture (243); Literary texts (539); General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Ethnometeorology (821);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Thompson collected most of the ethnographic data in this report while a member of various archaeological expeditions to the area. He also spent two months at San Antonio village. His objective was to gather information on the Maya before the culture completely disappeared. In San Antonio village itself there has been immigration by Kekchi and Kekchi-Chol people and a resulting effect on religious beliefs. The source begins with a discussion of ethnic groups and immigration in British Honduras. Information on San Antonio village includes data on agriculture, religion and magic, the life cycle, economy and material culture, and an appendix on plants cultivated. The agriculture and religion of Socotz are also covered, but there is lack of information on the social organization of either group and only a brief sketch of the political organization of San Antonio. Approximately one-quarter of the source presents the folklore of San Antonio Socotz and the Corozal District.

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. nv10-007

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-203)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1927-1929

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. Joan Steffens ; 1965-1966

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) villages of San Antonio and Socotz, southern and central Honduras; Toledo District, Belize

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mayas


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