Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. Melanesian middlemen

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

Title: Melanesian middlemen

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Natural history -- vol. 30

Published By: Original publisher Natural history -- vol. 30 New York, N.Y.: American Museum of Natural History. 1930. 115-130 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Margaret Mead

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural participation (184); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Borrowing and lending (426); Gift giving (431); Medium of exchange (436); Exchange transactions (437); Internal trade (438);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source deals mainly with the trade relations of the Manus and neighboring Usiai and Matankor peoples. Also discussed are: the articles traded, the place of money (i.e., shell money and dogs' teeth) and barter in exchange transactions, and the influence of ceremonial payments between families upon trade.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. om06-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929

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 Ethnologist-5

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). 1928-1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Manus (Papua New Guinea people)

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