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

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
American

David GraeberDavid Graeber
American
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German

Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
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Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American

Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British
Talal AsadTalal Asad
American

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
British

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
British

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
-

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American

Dell HymesDell Hymes
American
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Jean RouchJean Rouch
French
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
British

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
American

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli
Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French

Gilberto FreyreGilberto Freyre
Brazilian

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
José María ArguedasJosé María Arguedas
Peruvian

George MurdockGeorge Murdock
American
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American

Lee Rogers BergerLee Rogers Berger
American, South African
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
American
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
American