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.

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

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(American)
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)

Steven PinkerSteven Pinker
(American)

René GirardRené Girard
(French)

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(American)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)

David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(American)

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)
Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)

Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)

Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)

Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)

George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)

Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)
Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)

Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)

Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)

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