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
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

David GraeberDavid Graeber
American
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian

Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American

Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian

Dell HymesDell Hymes
American

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American

Talal AsadTalal Asad
American
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British
Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
British, American

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
British

Mary DouglasMary Douglas
British
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
-
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian

Jean RouchJean Rouch
French

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American
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