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

Chris McCandlessChris McCandless
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
American

Jim Yong KimJim Yong Kim
American, South Korean

David GraeberDavid Graeber
American
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
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Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

Robert RedfieldRobert Redfield
American
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French

Talal AsadTalal Asad
American

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British

Mary DouglasMary Douglas
Italian, British
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
Czech, British

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Jean RouchJean Rouch
French

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American

Dell HymesDell Hymes
American

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

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American

Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-
Gilberto FreyreGilberto Freyre
Brazilian

Theodor NöldekeTheodor Nöldeke
German
Jack GoodyJack Goody
British

Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
American

Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
American
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
American

Melville J. HerskovitsMelville J. Herskovits
American
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
American