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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963
Ethnology of Easter Island
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu, Hawaii: The Museum. 1940. 1 p. l., vii, -432
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Rapa Nui (OY02)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Traditional history (173);
Fishing gear (227);
Vegetable production (244);
Normal garb (291);
Body alterations (304);
Chief executive (643);
Religious beliefs (770);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Compiled by a member of a 1934-35 Franco-Belgian
expedition, this monograph presents both original fieldwork and data from existing sources.
Themes include the history, geography, material culture, social life, religion, art,
warfare, tales, legends, and pictographic script of Easter Islanders. The author is more
interested in reconstructing the past than in describing the contemporary culture of the
Christianized natives. By comparing various cultural traits found on Easter Island with
those of neighboring Polynesian islands, he concludes that Easter Island is a local
Polynesian culture that developed from an archaic and undifferentiated Polynesian
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. 421-429)
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.
Robert Lee ; 1961
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)
Easter Island, Valparaíso, Chile
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ethnology--Easter Island//Rapanui language--Texts