Tag Archives: eHRAF World Cultures

Women, gender and power in eHRAF

How does the relationship between gender and power vary cross-culturally? According to Forbes, Angela Merkel tops the list of “world’s most powerful women“, with Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates labelled the second and third most…

The Power and Potential of eHRAF: Cross-Cultural Research and Archaeology

Jeffrey Vadala Given that the archaeological record is often incomplete, how can archaeologists make reliable conclusions about human behavior in the past? Archaeologists employ a variety of approaches to this end, using statistical, interpretive, comparative…

Trick or treat: Ghosts, demons and zombies found in eHRAF

Happy Halloween! It’s the time of year for ghastly ghouls, wicked witches and terrifying things that go bump in the night. From haunted houses to headless horsemen, there are many spooky legends in Western culture.…

“I have worth”: female body confidence and perceptions of beauty around the world

Based on interviews of 10,500 women – including 5,165 girls aged 10 to 17 – in 13 countries worldwide The Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report (2017) investigates the current state of female body confidence (Dove…

Featured Culture: Aztecs, cosmology, and ancient rituals in eHRAF

The Aztec Empire constituted the greatest empire in Mesoamerican prehistory, both territorially and demographically, extending from highland basins to coastal plains, valleys and lowland forests. The Mexica – as the Aztec people are known –…

Subsistence Types in eHRAF for Teaching & Researching

Faculty and researchers who are teaching courses or doing research on subsistence types may be interested in using HRAF’s cross-cultural databases, eHRAF World Cultures & eHRAF Archaeology. The eHRAF databases uniquely facilitate comparisons of cultures by subsistence,…

eHRAF databases rated “highly recommended” by Choice magazine

Full-text reviews: eHRAF World Cultures; eHRAF Archaeology. HRAF’s cross-cultural databases – eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures – have each been reviewed as “highly recommended” for undergraduates, researchers, faculty and professionals/practitioners in the October 2015…