Author Archives: Christiane Cunnar

Carved in Stone: Prehistoric Representative Art

In eHRAF Archaeology, you will find a collection of descriptive texts for prehistoric archaeological traditions from around the world. All of these texts are indexed with subjects based on the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), a vast…

HRAF at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA

  To All Librarians, I hope this finds you well in the New Year! If you are attending this week’s American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston, please join me for an informative tour…

Using eHRAF World Cultures for Cross Cultural Studies

Is kissing a universal human trait? William Jankowiak, Shelly Volsche and Justin Garcia address this question in their recently published article in American Anthropologist. The authors used Human Relations Area Files’ online ethnographic database, eHRAF World Cultures,…

Tradition Sequences in eHRAF Archaeology

eHRAF Archaeology includes entire tradition sequences for regions and subregions. For example, in Mesoamerica you can find the Maya sequence including Lowland Mesoamerican Archaic, Preclassic Maya, Classic Maya, and Postclassic Maya. For each tradition you…

HRAF at the Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) in Vienna

Earlier this month (September 7-11, 2015), the Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XI) convened in Vienna, Austria. The conference was a joint effort of four major anthropological institutions in Vienna: the World…