Data

The matrix below informs about the organization of, and access to the numerical data and the anthropological sources behind them.

The three horizontal lines 1 to 3 distinguish between three different kinds of data:

  1. Ethnological documents organized by countries
  2. Ethnological documents organized by local cultural units
  3. All the numerical variables offered for download (Excel files)

The two vertical columns A and B distinguish between data of local cultural units (local level) and Countries (national level).

The documents are taken from the Atlas of Pre-Colonial Societies (Reimer 1999 - in German) with CD-Rom and printed maps of 80 x 40 cm in size (English naming).

Level of Information:
Arrangement of Data:
A) local/ethnicB) national
1) Documents organized by CountriesCultural Units and Ethnic Variables by Countries

Cultural composition of Regions and Countries (Cultural Units)
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2) Documents organized by Cultural UnitsNaming and Coding of the Cultural Units in alphabetical Order (in German only)-
3) Data matrix (Excel-Files)Matrix of 38 ethnological Variables X 2440 Cultural UnitsMatrix of 52 Cultural Indicators X 88 Countries