Volkens, G.. Concerning the Carolines Island of Yap

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

Title: Concerning the Carolines Island of Yap

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Erkunde zu Berlin -- Vol. 28

Published By: Original publisher Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Erkunde zu Berlin -- Vol. 28 [Berlin]: [Dietrich Reimer]. 1901. HRAF ms: 1-20 p. [original: 62-76 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication G. Volkens

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 Topography and geology (133); Flora (137); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Slavery (567);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article, although presenting a fairly good study of Yap geography, is disappointing in its superficial treatment of the ethnography of the Yapese people. Most of the cultural data revolves around various aspects of the material culture, (which incidentally has been dealt with far more adequately in other sources in this file), with little information on social organization except in a brief passage on slavery and a reference to the division of Yap into political districts. The author does present some data on the physical aspects of the population and their 'supposed' racial affinities. Along these lines he suggests an unsubstantiated theory to the effect that the Yapese people may have originated from the east, '… even from America …' (p. 8), instead of the Malayan area which was the current theory at the time.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 14

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. or22-014

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: [über die Karolinen-Insel 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 ca. 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 Natural Scientist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1969

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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