Puccioni, Nello. Anthropology and ethnography of the peoples of Somalia

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Collection Of Ethnographical Material

Chapter 1 Dwellings

1. Portable “beehive” Type Hut.

2. Permanent Hut With Cylindrical Walls And Conical Roof.

3. Permanent Hut With Quadrilateral Layout And Roof Sloping On Two Sides.

4. Masonry Construction.

Chapter 2 Furniture And Household Articles

1. Furniture.

2. Household Articles.

(a) Wooden Articles.

(b) Articles Made Of Straw Or Vegetable Fibers.

(c) Pottery.

Chapter 3 Clothing And Ornaments

1. Clothing.

(a) Men’s Clothing.

(b) Women’s Clothing.

(c) Children’s Clothing.

2. Hair Styles.

3. Footgear.

4. Ornaments.

(a) Necklaces, Amulets, Belts, Beads.

(b) Bracelets, Rings, And Earrings.

(c) Combs And Hairpins.

(d) Dyes And Cosmetics.

5. Deformations And Mutilations.

Chapter 4 Way Of Life

1. Hunting And Fishing.

2. Herding And Animal Husbandry.

(a) Herding.

(b) Other Domestic Animals.

3. Agriculture.

Chapter 5 Food

1. Hearth And Fire.

2. Diet.

3. Stimulants And Narcotics.

Chapter 6 Weapons And Warfare

1. Ironworking.

2. Weapons.

(a) Striking Weapons.

(b) Weapons To Be Thrown By Hand.

(c) Weapons Thrown By Some Mechanism.

(d) Defensive Weapons.

3. Poison For Weapons.

4. Warfare.

Chapter 7 Amusements

1. Dances.

2. Musical Instruments.

3. Songs.

4. Games.

Chapter 8 Medical Practitioners And Medicine

1. Physicians And Surgeons.

2. Medicines.

(a) Cauterization.

(b) Bleeding.

(c) Vegetal Medicines.

(d) Animal Medicines.

(e) Mineral Medicines.

(f) Amulets.

3. Treatment Of Specific Diseases.

Chapter 9 Marriage, Birth, And Death

1. Marriage Customs.

2. Birth.

3. Funeral Customs.

(a) The Funeral.

(b) Burial.

(c) Mourning.

Types Of Dwellings

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

Title: 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 Nello Puccioni

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. Somali (MO04)

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 peoples.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. mo04-017

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

Note: 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: 106-138

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1924

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. 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). ca. 1924

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 Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis


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