Gabb, William M.. On the Indian tribes and languages of Costa Rica

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

Title: On the Indian tribes and languages of Costa Rica

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society -- Vol. 14

Published By: Original publisher Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society -- Vol. 14 Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. 1876. 483-602 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Wm. M. Gabb

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Talamancans (SA19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Community heads (622); Population (161); Burial practices and funerals (764); Special burial practices and funerals (766); Spirits and gods (776); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Diet (262); Vocabulary (192); Grammar (193); Semantics (196); Linguistic identification (197);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is a basic work on the Talamancan tribes of Costa Rica. For most of the narrative portion of the work, the cultures of the Bribri (given particular focus), Cabecar and Terraba (Tiribi) are treated as one, with relatively scant mention of the Boruca (Brunka). Although of modest length, and over half of it vocabulary and grammar, the paper contains a substantial amount of information on various phases of native life. The author presents data on social and political organization, the life cycle, economic life and diet, physical anthropology, material culture, and religion.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. sa19-001

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

Note: Read before the American Philosophical Society, Aug. 20, 1875.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1873-1874

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. James R. Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1873-1874

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Talamanca Indians


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