Senfft, Arno, 1864-1909. Ethnographic contributions concerning the Caroline Islands of Yap

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

Title: Ethnographic contributions concerning the Caroline Islands of Yap

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Doktor A. Petermann's Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt -- Vol. 49

Published By: Original publisher Doktor A. Petermann's Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt -- Vol. 49 Gotha: Justus Perthes. 1903. HRAF ms: 1-39 p. [original: 49-60, 83-87 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Arno Senfft

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. Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Personality traits (157); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Normal garb (291); Body alterations (304); Paint and dye manufacture (386); Dance (535); Etiquette (576); Illegal entertainment (548); Castes (564); Instigation of war (721); Menstruation (841);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article, written by a member of the German Colonial Government then in political control of Yap and surrounding islands, gives a concise and thorough coverage of the basic aspects of Yap ethnography, with primary emphasis on the material culture of the people. Data of a unique nature may be found in this article, particularly in relation to the following: warfare, class structure, artificial deformation, personal names, prostitution, stimulants and narcotics, etiquette, dancing and games, domestic animals, streets and houses, political organization, trade, money, weights and measures, numeration, and native industries.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. or22-005

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 translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Ethnographische Beiträge über die Karolineninsel Yap] Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1900

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1963, 1967

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)


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