Benet, Sula, 1903-. Abkhasians: the long-living people of the Caucasus

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

Title: Abkhasians: the long-living people of the Caucasus

Published By: Original publisher New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. [1974]. xiv, 112 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Sula Benet

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Abkhazians (RI03)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Mortality (165); Senescence (886); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Ontogenetic data (145); Diet (262); Visiting and hospitality (574); Kinship (600); Lineages (613); Gender status (562); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mythology (773);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The focus of this study is on the Abkhazian cultural system with a particular emphasis on the various factors that apparently make it possible for an exceptionally large number of individuals in the society to live to very advanced age without the usual ravages of aging that affect so many people in the modern world. The author presents several life histories of individuals of advanced age (90-100+ years), and discusses some of the reason that she feels have contributed to their longevity. In addition this work includes a substantial section on kinship, kinship terminology, structural and behavioral dimensions, women's roles, marriage, sexual behavor, child-rearing practices as related to the development of the individual in the society, funeral practices, and religion and folklore.

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. ri03-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-112)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1970-1973

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1973

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Abkhazia, Georgia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Abkhazians


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