Rice, Tamara Talbot. The Sycthians

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Sycthians

Published By: Original publisher New York: F. A. Praeger. 1957. 255 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Tamara Talbot Rice

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Scythian-Sarmatian (MA51)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History and culture change (170); Domesticated animals (231); Normal garb (291); Animal transport (492); Visual arts (5311); Burial practices and funerals (764); Special burial practices and funerals (766);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book is essentially an ethnographic reconstruction of Scythian life based partially on the writings of early authors (e.g., Herodotus), and partially on the analysis of the archaeological remains found at various sites and tombs in southern Russia. Although Rice presents information on the historical background of the Scythians and on the people themselves (clothing styles, physical appearance, use of the horse, and other material goods), the main focus of the work seems to be on the analysis of the artifacts from the tombs of the region, with particular emphasis on art styles. A concluding chapter describes the effects of the Scythian legacy on the development of later cultures in the region (e.g., Slavs, Sarmatians, etc.).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ma51-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Archaeologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 2700 BP-2300 BP (700 B.C.-300 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Steppes north of the Black Sea, Russia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Scythians


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