eHRAF: Human Relations Area Files: Archaeology & World Cultures

The University Library has arranged access to the Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) Archaeology and World Cultures at the following links:

eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database that contains descriptive information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and every document is subject-indexed at the paragraph level, facilitating precise retrieval within documents.

eHRAF Archaeology

eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing information on world’s prehistory. The annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

 

The eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database containing descriptive information on cultures (based on the Outline of World Cultures -OWC) and ethnic groups from around the world. eHRAF is unique because each culture contains a variety of documents (books, articles, and dissertations) that have been subject-indexed at the paragraph level by anthropologists according to HRAF’s comprehensive Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This feature extends search capability well beyond keyword searching, allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. As an ethnographic database, eHRAF appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.

eHRAF Archaeology is an award-winning online database with information on the prehistory of the world. This database, modeled after eHRAF World Cultures, is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF’s modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in foreign language texts. eHRAF Archaeology is organized by regions and archaeological traditions. View Traditions Covered for a list of traditions currently included. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.

The archaeological database provides researchers and students access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Traditions are selected by random sampling from the Outline of Archaeological Traditions compiled with the help of a distinguished Board of Advisors. To encourage historical and evolutionary analysis, the traditions prior to, and following, each tradition will be included in subsequent installments.

Links to eHRAF can be found in the eresources@cambridge A-Z Resources for Archaeology and Anthropology page and in the LibGuides Databases A-Z.

 

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