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)
Steven PinkerSteven Pinker
(Canadian,American)
Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
(American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)

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

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)

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

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)

Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)
Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)

Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
(American)
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
(American)

Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)

Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)

Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)