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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Powdermaker, Hortense, 1903-1970
Vital statistics of New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago) as
revealed in genealogies
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Human biology -- Vol. 3
Published By: Original publisher
Human biology -- Vol. 3
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press. 1931. 351-375 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Puberty and initiation (881);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Social placement (851);
Secondary marriages (587);
Abortion and infanticide (847);
Status of adolescents (882);
Birth statistics (163);
Composition of population (162);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article contains demographic information concerning
birth, death, disease, and population trends derived from genealogical materials collected
during the author's stay in the village of Lesu, although the data also concern a few other
communities. Sufficient information on a number of related aspects of the culture, such as
marriage and birth customs and acculturative factors, are introduced to provide a balanced
presentation of the various forces affecting population growth or decline. The author also
includes a theoretical discussion of the general problem of indigenous population trends,
and relates her findings to the theories discussed.
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
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1961
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)
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)