Leeds, Anthony, 1925-. Some problems of Yaruro ethnohistory

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

Title: Some problems of Yaruro ethnohistory

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph 35th Congreso Internacional de Americanistes: Actas y Memorias, Mexico, 1962, Actas y Memorias -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher 35th Congreso Internacional de Americanistes: Actas y Memorias, Mexico, 1962, Actas y Memorias -- Vol. 2 Mexico D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. 1964. 157-175 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Anthony Leeds

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. Pumé (SS19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF (17); (22); Tillage (241);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source presents a critical evaluation of the ethnographic data presented by Petrullo and others regarding Yaruro horticulture, the existence of matrilineal clans, clan exogamy, matrilateral cross-cousin marriage and totemism. This evaluation was undertaken by the author because much of the data that he gathered in the field contradicts the earlier reported evidence of such phenomena. In an attempt to resolve the apparent conflicting data, the author has resorted to a reinterpretation of the available historical sources, primarily archaeology, linguistics, and written history. The source ends with some very tentative conclusions regarding the 'ethnohistory' of the llanos, and particularly the Yaruro, based on the author's present knowledge of geography, archaeology, linguistics, and historical data. Some of these conclusions, Leeds admits, are presented as hypotheses requiring proof or disproof through further research.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. ss19-007

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. 169-175)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958

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. John Beierle ; 1966

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1958

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yaruro Indians


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