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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Barama River Caribs of British Guiana
Published By: Original publisher
Cambridge, Mass: The Museum. 1936. xiv, 274 p., 30 plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Barama River Carib (SR09)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Community structure (621);
Extended families (596);
Community heads (622);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Kinship terminology (601);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is based upon seven months of field
research, concentrated for the most part on a small and recently formed settlement of
Carib. The author concerns himself mainly with a detailed analysis of the elements of the
social organization and personality factors which tend toward the integration or disruption
of this settlement. Other cultural aspects are treated topically. A detailed section on
anthropometry, including comparative data on the Arawak as well as other Carib groups,
completes the study. There is little information on Carib history or spatial
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. 271-274)
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.
Richard P. Schaedel ; 1955
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Carib Indians/Indians of South America--Guyana