Wilbert, Johannes. MANICARIA SACCIFERA and its cultural significance among the Warao Indians of Venezuela

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

Title: MANICARIA SACCIFERA and its cultural significance among the Warao Indians of Venezuela

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University -- Vol. 24, no. 10

Published By: Original publisher Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University -- Vol. 24, no. 10 Cambridge, Mass.: The Museum. 1976. 275-335 p., plates LXVI-XCVIII ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Johannes Wilbert

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 Ethnobotany (824); Collecting (222); Miscellaneous food processing and packing industries (258);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an article written by an experienced ethnologist on the pervasive significance of the MANICARIA SACCIFERA palm, or temiche, to the Warao. It also contains extensive data on the flora and environment of the Orinoco Delta. The article is notable for revealing the breadth of Warao ethnobotanical knowledge and for indicating the importance of the palm to Warao daily life, including its use as building material, in clothing (hats), for making toys, and as a source of food and medicine. Also dealt with are the temiche origin myth and analysis of its symbolism.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 32

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. ss18-032

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. 333-335) Plates referred to in the text can be found by consulting Category 116

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954-1975

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Richard A. Wagner ; John Beierle ; 1985

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Warao Indians


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