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eHRAF Archaeology & eHRAF World Cultures
The Human Relations Area Files’ mission is to promote understanding of cultural diversity and commonality in the past and present. To accomplish this mission, HRAF produces scholarly resources and infrastructure for research, teaching and learning, and supports and conducts original research on cross-cultural variation.
eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. This resource is especially important for regional comparisons of ethnic groups, indigenous people, and preindustrial societies. The major regions included are: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, and South America.
eHRAF World Cultures
eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. The resource's collections are organized by regions, sub-regions, sample(s) and subsistence types.
eHRAF World Cultures currently has nearly 82% of the SCCS societies. The SCCS consists of 186 anthropologically described societies chosen by the sample’s creators to be representative of the world’s cultures
Last updated: November 1, 2021