Goodenough, Ward Hunt. Native astronomy in the Central Carolines

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

Title: Native astronomy in the Central Carolines

Published By: Original publisher Philadelphia: The University Museum, Universty of Pennsylvania. 1953. v, 46 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ward H. Goodenough

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chuuk (OR19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Navigation (502); Ordering of time (805); Science (815);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph on native astronomy is one of the classics in the field of ethnology. Although Goodenough did field work in Chuuk, nearly all the data for this article have come from published sources. The mongraph presents general data on the astronomical knowledge of the people of the central Carolines, and its application to the native calendar and to navigation. here is also a great deal of information on the sidereal compass, the astronomical orientation of the population, the manner in which astronomical phenomena are correlated with the native calendar and almanac, and the problem of the origination of this knowledge.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. or19-018

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. 45-46)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1964

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) Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trukese (Micronesian people)

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