The Collectanea series of the Anthropos Institute was startet in 1967 by Wilhelm Saake. The original purpose of this series was to collect and publish materials dealing with societies without script. However, the scope of the series was expanded to include the preservation of items of cultural significance. Over the years more than 40 volumes have appeared, dealing with general ethnography, religious ethnography, and linguistic materials.
The series is still edited by Anthropos Institute but since 2018 (CIA 49) it is published by Academia Verlag in the Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG in Baden-Baden.
Oromo Religion. Myths and Rites of the Western Oromo of Ethiopia. An Attempt to Understand
Das Leben einiger Inselvölker Neuguineas: Beobachtungen eines Missionars auf den Vulkaninseln Manam, Boesa, Biem und Ubrub
Les Bayaka de M'Nene N'toombo Lenge-lenge
Religion et magie des Bayaka
Die Pauserna-Guaragsug'wä. Monographie eines Tupi-Guarani-Volkes in Ost-Bolivien
The Passing Scene in North-East New Guinea. A Documentation
Die Aharaibu-Indianer in Nordwest-Brasilien