Powdermaker, Hortense, 1903-1970. Mortuary rites in New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago)

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

Title: Mortuary rites in New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceania -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher Oceania -- Vol. 2 Sydney, etc.: University of Sydney [etc.]. 1931. 26-43 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Hortense Powdermaker

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lesu (OM24)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life and death (761); Eschatology (775); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Aftermath of combat (727); Kin relationships (602); Family relationships (593); Dying (763); Burial practices and funerals (764); Gift giving (431); Cult of the dead (769); Status, role, and prestige (554); Sacred objects and places (778);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author did her field work for this article under the auspices of the Australian National Research Council. The mortuary rites described here were observed in the villages located on the east coast of New Ireland. The article includes information on the natives' attitude toward death, preparation before death, funeral rites, mourning rites, periodic feasts after death, and the emotional response of the relatives and community members during the rites.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. om24-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1929-1930

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. Robert Lee ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1931

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Lesu, New Ireland, Papau New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea)//Ethnology--Papua New Guinea--New Ireland//Lesu, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea)


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