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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Thompson, John Eric Sidney, 1898-
Laufer, Berthold (1874-1934)
Ethnology of the Mayas of southern and central British
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: [s.n.]. 1930. 27-213 p., plates ill.,
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);
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
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. 196-203)
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.
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).
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