Human Realations Area Files

eHRAF Archaeology

HRAF Archaeology is an online database with information on the prehistory of the world. This database, modeled after eHRAF World Cultures, is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF’s modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in foreign language texts. eHRAF Archaeology is organized by regions and archaeological traditions.


eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. The Features, Benefits & Uses section highlights eHRAF’s distinctive attributes such as the ability to search by cultures, subjects, regions, and even subsistence types. It also gives an overview of the type of studies and academic disciplines that can use eHRAF for research and teaching.