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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bates, Marston, 1906-1974
Abbott, Donald Putnam
Coral Island: portrait of an atoll
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Scribner. . 1-11, 25-91 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Marston Bates and Donald P. Abbott
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.
Woleai Region (OR21)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Observation in research (123);
Traditional history (173);
Mats and basketry (285);
Normal garb (291);
Building interiors and arrangement (353);
Rest days and holidays (527);
Community heads (622);
Cult of the dead (769);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a nontechnical report of a 1953 expedition
to Ifaluk atoll sponsored by the Pacific Science Board. The authors were members of a team
which included an anthropologist, biologist, geologist, hydrologist, ichtyologist and
zoologist, and describe, in a narrative form, the life of the expedition members and their
findings. The materials on the daily life of the Ifaluk, their techniques of fishing and
gardening, and the food habits are in detail and reflect the interdisciplinary background
of the research team. This is also a good source for Ifaluk topography, fauna and
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Pp. 12-24, 92-254 were not included in the file
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.
Hesung C. Koh ; 1962; Teferi A. Adem 2005
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)
Ifaluk, Woleai Region, Federated States of
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ifalik Atoll (Micronesia)