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

Chris McCandlessChris McCandless
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
American

David GraeberDavid Graeber
American

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German
Jim Yong KimJim Yong Kim
American, South Korean

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Ludwig FeuerbachLudwig Feuerbach
German
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Steven EriksonSteven Erikson
Canadian
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American

Madison GrantMadison Grant
American
Wilhelm von HumboldtWilhelm von Humboldt
German

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
American

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor
British

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
British

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
American

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
American

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
British
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American

Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German

Koenraad ElstKoenraad Elst
Belgian
Johnnetta ColeJohnnetta Cole
American

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
British

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Talal AsadTalal Asad
American
Arjun AppaduraiArjun Appadurai
Indian, American

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
French

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
Italian, British

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
Czech, British
Marshall SahlinsMarshall Sahlins
American

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
American

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

Robert RedfieldRobert Redfield
American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
British
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
Harold CourlanderHarold Courlander
American

Napoleon ChagnonNapoleon Chagnon
American

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
American

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
American
Jean RouchJean Rouch
French

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
American

Michael TomaselloMichael Tomasello
American

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
Israeli

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
British
Dell HymesDell Hymes
American

Eric WolfEric Wolf
Austrian, American
Gilberto FreyreGilberto Freyre
Brazilian

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
-

Earnest HootonEarnest Hooton
American
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
American

Raymond DartRaymond Dart
Australian
Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
American

Michael TaussigMichael Taussig
Australian
Jack GoodyJack Goody
British

Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French

Melville J. HerskovitsMelville J. Herskovits
American
Theodor NöldekeTheodor Nöldeke
German

Johann Jakob BachofenJohann Jakob Bachofen
Swiss
Sidney MintzSidney Mintz
American