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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aigner, Jean S.
The lithic remains from Anangula, an 8,500 year old Aleut coastal village
Published By: Original publisher
Tübingen: Archaeologica Venatoria : Institut für Urgeschichte der Universität Tübingen. 1978. ix, 223 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Jean S. Aigner
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Late Tundra (NA45)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Laboratory analysis of materials other than dating methods in archaeology (1212);
Ontogenetic data (145);
Lithic industries (324);
General tools (412);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Typologies and classifications (914);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Aigner analyzed the Anangula lithic material excavated in 1963 by the University of Wisconsin, Department of Anthropology. Anangula was a year-round base village of sea mammal hunters and fishers. This study is an in-depth, etiological analysis of the lithic remains. Most of the lithic remains were cores and blades. One surprising finding concerns left-handedness. 'There is ethnographic information that Aleuts accommodated left-handed individuals by producing tools … specificially for the left-handed. They … did not make an effort to change people over to right-handedness … The high proportion of apparent left-handedness reflected in the spalls and blanks at Anangula is of considerable interest in this respect.' (page 123).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-223)
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2000
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
8750 BP - 8250 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Anangula; Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States
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