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)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Danish)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
David GraeberDavid Graeber
(American)
René GirardRené Girard
(French)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
(German)
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
(British)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
(Canadian)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)

Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
(German)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(British)

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
(Polish,American)

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
(British)

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
(French)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(American)

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(British)
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
(Indian,American)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
(American)
Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(German)

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
(American)

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
(French)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)
Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(American)

Talal AsadTalal Asad
(American)
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
(American)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)

Mary DouglasMary Douglas
(British)
Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)
Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
(American)

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(American)
Jean RouchJean Rouch
(French)

Ashley MontaguAshley Montagu
(British,American)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(American)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
(American)
Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
(American)

Eric WolfEric Wolf
(Austrian,American)
Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
(Belgian)
Raymond DartRaymond Dart
(Australian)

Jack GoodyJack Goody
(British)
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
(American)
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
(German)

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

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
(Australian)
Arnold GehlenArnold Gehlen
(German)
Philippe BourgoisPhilippe Bourgois
(American)

Leslie WhiteLeslie White
(American)
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
(American)
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
(American)

John AdairJohn Adair
(British,American)
Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
(American)
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
(American)

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
(Israeli)
Tim D. WhiteTim D. White
(American)

Julian StewardJulian Steward
(American)
Scott AtranScott Atran
(American)
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
(American)