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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hill, George W.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Reviews and critiques (114);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
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
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
English translation from Spanish
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
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).
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