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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ethnography of the Santa Cruz Islands
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ethnologica -- Vol. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Ethnologica -- Vol. 1
Leipzig: Ernst Wiegundt. 1909. HRAF ms: 1-212 p.
[Original: 71-184 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Santa Cruz Islanders (ON13)
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
This article primarily deals with the material culture of
the Santa Cruz Islands. Short sections deal with social organization, economy and
religion. The article, while based primarily on Wilhelm Joest's field notes and
collection of Santa Cruz objects in Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne, also draws on
all available literature. The author was a leader of the German Historical School which
explained the growth of civilization by hypothesizing the diffusion of complexes of
culture traits (Kulturkreise). In Oceania, Graebner recognized six successive layers or
culture strata. This theory forms the basis for his analysis of the Culture History of
Santa Cruz (pp. 158-184). It is, however, also apparent in the descriptive body of the
source. (For a general discussion of this school, including Graebner's Oceanic culture
layers see The History of Ethnological Theory, by Robert H. Lowie, pp.
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
English translation from German
Translation of: [Volkerkunde der Santa-Cruz-Inseln]
Includes bibliographical references Translated from the German for the Human Relations
Area Files by Frieda Schütze
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.
Joan Steffens ; 1963
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)
Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)