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

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
American
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
René GirardRené Girard
French

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian

David GraeberDavid Graeber
American
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German

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

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Madison GrantMadison Grant
American
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
British
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British
Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British
Talal AsadTalal Asad
American

Mary DouglasMary Douglas
British
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American
Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Dell HymesDell Hymes
American
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American
Jean RouchJean Rouch
French

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
-
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-
Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
American

Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
American
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
American

Scott AtranScott Atran
American
Jack GoodyJack Goody
British
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
American
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
American

Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
American
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
American
Lewis BinfordLewis Binford
American

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
-
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
German
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
American
Julian StewardJulian Steward
American