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.

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
(American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

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David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)
Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)

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Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)
Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)

Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)

Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)

Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)

Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)

Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)

Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois

John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)

Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)
Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)

Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)
Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)
Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
(American)