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

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.

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(American)

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
(British)
Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
(American)
Steven PinkerSteven Pinker
(American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(American)

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)
Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

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

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)

Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)

Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)

Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)

Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)
John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)

Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)
Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)
Akbar S. AhmedAkbar S. Ahmed
(Pakistani,American)

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