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

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
American
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

René GirardRené Girard
French
David GraeberDavid Graeber
American
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Madison GrantMadison Grant
American

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
British

Talal AsadTalal Asad
American
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
British

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British
Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian
Dell HymesDell Hymes
American

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American
Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American

Jean RouchJean Rouch
French
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
-
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
American
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
American
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
American

Leslie WhiteLeslie White
American
Scott AtranScott Atran
American
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
American
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
American

Jack GoodyJack Goody
British
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
American
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
American

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
-
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
American
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
German
Julian StewardJulian Steward
American