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.

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
(American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)
David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)

Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)
Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)

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

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)

Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)
Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)

Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)

Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)

Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)
Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)