Human Relations Area files


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Human Relations Area files

located at Yale University, this is an ambitious attempt to construct a coded, descriptive data base of comparative ETHNOGRAPHIC findings about the cultures of the world. The US anthropologist, G. P. Murdoch (1887-1985), was central to the enterprise, among the products of which was his Ethnographic Atlas (Murdoch, 1967).
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The paper presents results from a recent, simple search of the term "adoption" in the anthropological database of the online Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF).
Thornhill tracked information on mating and marriage rules in the ethnographies of 129 societies -- from the 16th-century Incas to the 20th-century Vietnamese -- stored at the Human Relations Area Files in New Haven, Conn.
Ember and Melvin Ember of Human Relations Area Files, a privately funded research organization in New Haven, Conn.

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