List of famous anthropologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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An anthropologist may refer to a professionally trained and qualified individual who is involved in the study and the application of origins, behavior and the social, physical and the cultural aspects of human development. Anthropologist may be proficient in the fields of forensic anthropology, biological anthropology, literary anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, philosophical anthropology, archaeological anthropology and many others. Anthropologists across the world work with the main objective of understanding the science of humanity. The field of anthropology originated in the 19th and 20th century, after which anthropology became a distinguished field of study. Anthropologists are employed by government organizations, non-profit organizations, and educational organizations and may even work at disaster struck areas. An anthropologist analyses the consequences of overpopulation, poverty and may be involved in training and providing skills to people to tackle these problems., Anthropologists are also employed by various corporations and they can work in any environment, for example studying primates in Africa. They may work in deserts, cities, villages, towns, schools and even underwater archaeological sites. Get familiar with some of the most the worlds renowned and famous anthropologists from around the world by reading their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Ann Dunham Ann Dunham
American

Franz Boas Franz Boas
American

Louis Leakey Louis Leakey
Kenyan, British

Paul Farmer Paul Farmer
American
Alan Dundes Alan Dundes
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
American
David GraeberDavid Graeber
American

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German
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Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British
Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American

Talal AsadTalal Asad
American

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
British

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
British

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
-
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American
Dell HymesDell Hymes
American

Jean RouchJean Rouch
French
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
British

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American

Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
American
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-

Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian

George MurdockGeorge Murdock
American
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
German

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian
Gilberto FreyreGilberto Freyre
Brazilian

Jack GoodyJack Goody
British
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
American

Adolf BastianAdolf Bastian
German

Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
American
Melville J. HerskovitsMelville J. Herskovits
American

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American
Ralph LintonRalph Linton
American