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)

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Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)

Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)

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Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)

Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)
Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)

Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)
Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)

Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)
Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
(American)