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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Anthropology and ethnography of the peoples of Somalia
Published By: Original publisher
Bologna, Italy: Nicola Zanichelli. 1936. HRAF Ms: 1-205 p.
[original: vii, 140 p.], plates ill. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Puccioni was a member of the 1924 Italian scientific
expedition to Somalia. This report is based upon field data gathered during the trip,
specimens from museum collections, and literary records. It deals mainly with material
objects such as dwellings, furniture, utensils, tools, weapons, clothing ornaments, musical
instruments and the related handicrafts such as woodworking, basketry, weaving, and
metallurgy. Other topics discussed include animal herding, agriculture, hunting, fishing,
food stimulants, medicine, social customs, and bodily mutilations. The author also traces
the distribution and transmission of various Somali cultural traits among neighboring
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Italian
Translation of: Antropologia e etnografia delle genti
della Somalia.|The original Italian text is not included Includes bibliographical
references Translated for the HRAF files by Kathryn A. Looney.|Pages omitted from the file:
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.
Robert Lee ; 1960
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)
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings