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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Benet, Sula, 1903-
Abkhasians: the long-living people of the Caucasus
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. . xiv, 112 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Sula Benet
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Status and treatment of the aged (888);
Ontogenetic data (145);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Gender status (562);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The focus of this study is on the Abkhazian cultural system
with a particular emphasis on the various factors that apparently make it possible for an
exceptionally large number of individuals in the society to live to very advanced age
without the usual ravages of aging that affect so many people in the modern world. The
author presents several life histories of individuals of advanced age (90-100+ years), and
discusses some of the reason that she feels have contributed to their longevity. In
addition this work includes a substantial section on kinship, kinship terminology,
structural and behavioral dimensions, women's roles, marriage, sexual behavor,
child-rearing practices as related to the development of the individual in the society,
funeral practices, and religion and folklore.
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. 111-112)
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; 2007
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings