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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953
The material culture of the Marquesas Islands
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1923. 263-468 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Ralph Linton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
General tools (412);
Fishing gear (227);
Musical instruments (534);
Normal garb (291);
Special garments (292);
Body alterations (304);
Comparative evidence (171);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source by Ralph Linton, a professional anthropologist
who accompanied Handy to the Marquesas on the Bayard Dominick Expedition, is primarily of a
descriptive nature. A very thorough description is given of houses, canoes, artifacts and
utensils, weapons, musical instruments, clothing, ornaments, and data on all native crafts.
The field study was supplemented by research in museum collections in the United
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 (p. 208-211)
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.
James R. Leary ; 1959: John Beierle; 2010
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)
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings