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)

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(American)
Steven PinkerSteven Pinker
(Canadian,American)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)

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

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)

Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)

Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)
Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)

George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster

Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)

Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)
Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)

Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)

Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)
John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)