Dole, Gertrude Evelyn, 1915-2001. Endocannibalism among the Amahuaca Indians

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

Title: Endocannibalism among the Amahuaca Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences -- Ser. II, vol. 24, no. 5

Published By: Original publisher Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences -- Ser. II, vol. 24, no. 5 New York: New York Academy of Sciences. 1962. 567-573 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Gertrude Dole

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Amahuaca (SE06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Drives and emotions (152); Cannibalism (266); Burial practices and funerals (764); Eschatology (775);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Amahuaca practice a form of endocannibalism that involves consuming some of the pulverized bones of the deceased following burial, exhumation, and cremation. Such practice is thought to banish the deceased's spirit, which is considered malevolent. The author compares Amahuaca endocannibalism with variations practiced throughout South America and the Caribbean.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. se06-006

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 572-573)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1960-1961

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. Ian Skoggard; 2019

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1960-1961

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Varadero, Purús, Ucayali, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Amahuaca Indians


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