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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Jochelson, Waldemar, 1855-1937
Archaeological investigations in the Aleutian Islands
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Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1925. ix,
145 p. [incomplete]
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by Waldemar Jochelson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2007. 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
Lithic industries (324);
Settlement patterns (361);
General tools (412);
Decorative art (531);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Jochelson was in the Aleutians in 1909-10 as leader of the
anthropological division of the Russian Aleut-Kamchatka Expedition. He was particularly
interested in determining the origin of the Aleuts and in their placement in the culture of
the Palaeo-asiatic tribes and those of the North Pacific Coast of North America. Part of
his time was spent in archaeological research and this report incorporates his findings.
His interpretation of his archaeological research is based on information from contemporary
Aleuts, earlier literature on Aleut culture, and his own general ethnographic knowledge.
This source, therefore, contains excellent material on Aleut material culture, as well as
discussions of Aleut prehistory. There is, however, a divergence of opinion about early
Aleut history. Hrdlicka (see 33: Hrdlicka), as a result of his archaeological
investigations, concluded that there existed a pre-Aleut population. Quimby, on the basis
of a review of published reports and museum collections, disagrees with Hrdlicka and
hypothecates a gradual change in culture and physical type. In processing, material of
primarily archaeological or theoretical interest has been omitted. In addition, the
following material is not included: 1. An extensive bibliography which contains Eskimo and
archaeological sources as well as Aleut; 2. An ethnographic map of Northeastern Asia and
Northwestern America; 3. A glossary of Aleut words which includes the Attu dialect (the
words given are primarily those of artifacts encountered by the author in his
archaeological research). In presenting his results, the author has relied heavily on the
use of plates with explanatory notes on each specimen shown. These plates could not be
reproduced for the files, but the explanatory notes have been summarized and included in
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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
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LSS ; 1950-1956
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Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United
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