Quimby, George Irving, 1913-. Pottery from the Aleutian Islands

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

Title: Pottery from the Aleutian Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Fieldiana. Anthropology -- Vol. 36, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Fieldiana. Anthropology -- Vol. 36, no. 1 [Chicago]: Chicago Natural History Museum. 1945. 13 p. ill. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication George Irving Quimby

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. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ceramic technology (323);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document A description of samples of Aleutian pottery discovered by Lt. Alvin Cahn, U.S.N.R. on Amaknak Island. Lt. Cahn salvaged this material when the site was being bulldozed for military construction. Insofar as it describes the pottery specimens, this source is of some value but no records were kept when the material was excavated and the conclusions based on these specimens are not particularly good. Only a small portion of this source is included. The summary of the composition and general character of the pottery was excerpted but detailed descriptions of the individual items, the author's comparative analysis, the illustrations, and the bibliography are not included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 37

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. na06-037

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

Note: This document consists of excerpts Cahn was stationed at Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island, Alaska, from 1942 to 1945. He collected archaeological artifacts from excavated foxholes and sent his collections to the Field Museum in Chicago until 1944, when the Museum asked Cahn to discontinue shipments. Afterwards, Cahn shipped his collections to the Museum of Natural History, New York. In 1945, the Museum made him a Field Associate and sponsored an expedition later that year.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1942-1944

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 Unknown-3

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. LSS ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). prehistoric period

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Unalaska Island, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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