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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
Article VI: on the remains of later pre-historic man obtained
from caves in the Catherina Archipelago, Alaska Territory, and especially from the caves of
the Aleutian Islands
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: Smithsonian Institution. 1880. 35 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
William Healey Dall
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
Mats and basketry (285);
Normal garb (291);
Clothing manufacture (294);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Primarily a description of specimens found in mummy caves
on Kagamil Island by Capt. E. Hennig of the Alaska Commercial Company. Thus, the numbers in
the text refer to specimen numbers. In addition to these discussions of archaeological
relics, however, the author has included descriptions of Aleut culture based on his own
field work. In processing, the material of primarily archaeological interest, material on
excavations in Koniag territory, and the illustrations have been excluded.
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.
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Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
This document consists of excerpts
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Kagamil Island, Alaska, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings