Author Archives: Christiane Cunnar

Exploring Cultures by Regions and Subregions

Searching for cultures across regions (e.g. Africa) and subregions (e.g. Eastern Africa) is one of eHRAF’s unique features. This is especially important for regional comparisons of ethnic groups, indigenous people, and preindustrial societies. The major…

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…

A Cross-cultural Study for Good Luck – Bad Luck

In eHRAF World Cultures you can search for “good luck” and “bad luck” using the Advanced Search with its “Add Subjects” feature and keywords.  In “Add Subjects” you can pick OCM subjects such as “Luck…

Neolithic Houses with Thatched Roofs

In eHRAF Archaeology you can search for neolithic houses with thatched roofs using the Advanced Search with its “Add Traditions/Subjects” feature and keywords. In the Advanced Search use the “Add Traditions” function to browse across…

New Teaching Ideas for Faculty in Social Sciences

Teaching eHRAF is an innovative, interdisciplinary teaching resource for universities, colleges and high schools aimed at providing faculty with ideas on how to use the eHRAF World Cultures database in their curricula. Teaching eHRAF  includes…