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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Leeds, Anthony, 1925-
Ecological determinants of chieftainship among the Yaruro
Indians of Venezuela
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Akten des 34. Internationalen
Published By: Original publisher
Akten des 34. Internationalen
Wien: Verlag Ferdinand Berger. 1962. 597-608 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Annual cycle (221);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community heads (622);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author presents the hypothesis that the relatively weak
position of chieftainship among the Yaruro, and by extension among the South American
Indians, as a whole, is because of their ecology. He presents a model of an ecological type
that he believes sets limits withn which any sort of chiefly function will operate.
Furthermore, this model should be applicable to all cultures having the same basic
technology, habitat characteristics and similar types of food surplus.
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. 608)
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.
John Beierle ; 1964-65
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)
Cinaruco river region and Palmarito de
Guachara, eastern Apure, Venezuela
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings