DOBES Archive

Top09_TMA_1_2_Hunt
The speaker answers the questions by the interviewers about the hunting practices in the taiga.
Top09_TMA_1_2_Hunt
The speaker answers the questions by the interviewers about the hunting practices in the taiga.
Top09_ODM_Kinship_Terminology
AL asked ODM to explain the Even kinship terminology system, differentiating between terms of reference and terms of address. The information ODM gave differs in some respects from the descriptions given in the anthropological literature and are highly interesting. The intreview was conducted mostly in Russian, but ODM gave a lot of examples of the usage of kinship terms in Even, drawing most of her examples from the epic poetry.
Amganov_EI_kino_Esso_140609
'Kino' = This very amusing narrative, the fifth of the recording session, describes how an old man in Twajan snuck into the village hall when they showed movies and sat behind the screen, in order to avoid having to pay the 5 kopecks entrance fee; and also how the same old man pretended to blow out a lightbulb in order to darken the room so the film could start. There is a Russian version of the first bit (sneaking behind the screen) in the middle.
Sawing firewood
This session was made in the wood. Artem Solodikov was preparing firewood sawing buscket willows "tal'nik" with a petrol-powered saw. He saws off a trunck and saws it up into shorter pieces. When he has enough, he puts the firewood on the special back pack that is called "ponjaga" (a metall frame with straps).
RDA_TPK_names_origins
RDA and TPK are discussing, how women were giving birth in the old time, when people spent most of time nomading with reindeer. People made a special yurt which is called golomo. Some women helped with preparations. Men were going hunting. RDA also mentions, that a reindeer was given to a newborn as a sort of talisman, which would protect its owner.