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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965
A Quiché altar
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Man -- Vol. 26
Published By: Original publisher
Man -- Vol. 26
London: The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 1926. 89-90 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by S. K. Lothrop
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2021. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Quiché Maya (NW10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a short article on a traditional Quiché mountain altar that the author claims is evidence of the survival of pre-Christian religious practices labeled "nagualism."
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
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.
Ian Skoggard; 2021
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)
Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings