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Human Relations Area fileslocated 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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