Use the links to the right or below to browse the resources available for librarians, faculty, researchers, and users of the eHRAF databases.

Reference Materials

You can find downloads and reference lists for cultures and traditions covered in eHRAF as well as sampling and subsistence types on the Reference Materials page.


This section includes information for a library to set up or to update its listing of eHRAF.  Information on OCLC catalog records can also be found in this section.

Faculty & Teaching

This section links to Teaching eHRAF, an innovative, interdisciplinary teaching portal that provides faculty with ideas on how to use the eHRAF databases in their curricula. The 40+ online student exercises, designed for undergraduate and graduate level classes focus on cultural anthropology, archaeology, medical anthropology, and cross-cultural research methods. The Faculty Information page provides practical advice for faculty wishing to incorporate eHRAF in their teaching curriculum.

Researchers and Students

This section includes a discussion of how the eHRAF databases can be used for a variety of research purposes; how the eHRAF databases differ from other databases; some of the myths about eHRAF; and why the units of based on cultures and societies, not generally on countries. There is also an overview of cross-cultural research, including a discussion of how ethnography can be used by archaeologists.






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