Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925. Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica

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

Title: Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica

Published By: Original publisher New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. 1920. 37-106 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alanson Skinner

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 Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Utensils (415); Furniture (352); Dwellings (342); Weapons (411); Animal by-products (237); Ornament (301); Normal garb (291); Burial practices and funerals (764); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author gathered the material for this monograph during a two month stay among the Bribri. His primary purpose in visiting the group was to collect examples of native handicrafts, and he did not have the opportunity to observe religious ceremonies or the manufacture of some of the material culture items. Apart from a short section on funerary customs, the source deals with housing, furniture, and the various articles made of cordage, wood, pottery, and so forth, which were aboriginal in nature. Profusely illustrated, the source constitutes a thorough inventory of Talamanca material culture. It is limited in its descriptive side, however, by the fact that many of the items of native manufacture were no longer being made by the time Skinner observed the group, so that the article on the whole represents an extinct industry.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. sa19-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1917

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. 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). 1917

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bribri people, Talamanca canton, Limón province, Costa Rica

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bribri Indians


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