If you want to focus your research on cultures grouped by similar subsistence patterns, the eHRAF databases –eHRAF World Cultures and Archaeology — now make this process easy.
We have categorized all the cultures in eHRAF databases by major subsistence types such as primarily hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, horticulturalists, intensive agriculturalists, and commercial economy.
There is no need to use keywords like hunter-gatherers, etc. in your Basic or Advanced eHRAF search. Why? Because reference to subsistence type appears in the subsequent “Culture by Regions” menu. This menu allows you to fine-tune your culture results by a major region (e.g. Africa) and sub-region (e.g., Central Africa) and only then will you see the culture names, subsistence types, and other categories, such as:
- Subregion (e.g., Central Africa)
- Culture Name (e.g., Mbuti)
- OWC (e.g., FO04)
- Subsistence Type (e.g., Hunter-gatherers)
- Sample Type (e.g., PSF)
- No. Documents
- No. Paragraphs
All column titles can be sorted, but only the culture names hyperlink to the next menu with hyperlinks to paragraph, page and document results.
More about Cultures by Subsistence Type and how they can be refined can be found in the Advanced Search section of the Practical Guide to Using eHRAF .
List of all the eHRAF Cultures currently included in eHRAF World Cultures and organized by Regions, Subregions, and Subsistence Types (PDF, Excel Format, interactive-table can be sorted)
List of all the eHRAF Archaeological Traditions currently included in eHRAF Archaeology and organized by Regions, Subregions, Time Period and Subsistence Types (PDF, Excel Format, interactive-table can be sorted)