HRAF staff have been hard at work adding cultures to eHRAF World Cultures and traditions to eHRAF Archaeology. A total of 14 cultures and 3 traditions have been added recently.
The cultures and traditions added to the eHRAF databases represent diversity in terms of time and place. Regions covered include Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.
With the exception of the British (1485-1603), all of the collections added to eHRAF World Cultures are part of the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample (SCCS), which was created by George Peter Murdock and Douglas R. White in 1969. The SCCS consists of 186 anthropologically described societies chosen by the sample's creators to be representative of the world’s cultures.