Hill, George W.. The Warao of the Amacuro Delta

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

Title: The Warao of the Amacuro Delta

Published By: Original publisher Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela. 1956. HRAF MS: i-v, 1-123 p. [Original: 99 p.], plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication George W. Hill

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Warao (SS18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Maps (102); Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Anthropometry (141); Morbidity (164); Dwellings (342); Outbuildings (343); Daily routine (512); Extended families (596); Territorial hierarchy (631);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a report about a field expedition to the Warao Indians by a team of eighteen persons -- students as well as qualified researchers -- from various departments of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (Sociology and Anthropology, Medicine, Education, Geography and Agronomy, Economy). The stay in the field lasted about two weeks during which time the members of the medical and physical anthropological team collected a good amount of somatological and physiological data (anthropometry and blood-examinations). Ethnographers, sociologists, and psychologists who visited several Warao settlements with the aid of an interpreter well known to the Indians were able to collect definite data on settlement patterns and clothing. Otherwise, they could only outline plans and problems for further ethnographical and psychological research among these Indians.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. ss18-004

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 translation from Spanish

Note: Translation of: Los Guararo del Delta Amacuro|The original Spanish text is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954

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 Physical Anthropologist, Ethnographer, Sociologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sigrid Khera ; 1967-1969

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1954

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Warao Indians


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