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.
Regardless of a Basic or Advanced eHRAF search, once you click the “Search” button the information is first displayed in the ‘Region and Cultures Results’ menu (see image above) and include the following fields:
- 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)