Famous British Anthropologists

Find out more about the greatest British Anthropologists, including T. E. Lawrence, Jane Goodall, Alfred Russel Wallace, Edward Burnett Tylor and David Harvey.

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 1 Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall.
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Famous As: Primatologist
Birthdate: April 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

Jane Goodall is an English anthropologist and primatologist. Goodall's research proved that chimpanzees could use tools like stalks of grass to fish out termites from termite holes; this also challenged the long-held belief that chimpanzees were vegetarians. Goodall also discovered that chimpanzees are capable of emotions like sorrow and joy. Goodall is also credited with founding the Jane Goodall Institute.

 2 Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts.
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bristol
Biological anthropologist Alice Roberts has taught at the University of Birmingham and led the charity Humanists UK. She gained fame as the presenter of shows such as Dr. Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young and The Incredible Human Journey. She has also authored books such as The Complete Human Body.

 3 Edward Burnett Tylor

Edward Burnett Tylor.
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: October 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: January 2, 1917

 4 Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace.
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Famous As: Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist and Biologist
Birthdate: January 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Llanbadoc
Died: November 7, 1913
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 5 David Harvey

David Harvey.
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Famous As: Professor of Anthropology & Geography
Birthdate: October 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gillingham, Kent, England

 6 Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: January 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: October 24, 1955

 7 E. E. Evans-Pritchard

E. E. Evans-Pritchard
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Died: September 11, 1973
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 8 Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grantchester
Died: June 11, 1980

 9 Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sanremo, Italy
Died: May 16, 2007

 10 Victor Turner

Victor Turner
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Sociologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: December 18, 1983

 11 James George Frazer

James George Frazer
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer
Birthdate: January 1, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: May 7, 1941

 12 Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey
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Famous As: Paleoanthropologist
Birthdate: February 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 9, 1996

 13 Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 13, 1963

 14 Ashley Montagu

Ashley Montagu
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Famous As: Anthropologist, University teacher
Birthdate: June 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: November 26, 1999

 15 John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

 16 W. H. R. Rivers

W. H. R. Rivers
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: March 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chatham, Kent, England
Died: June 4, 1922

 17 Jack Goody

Jack Goody
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Famous As: Anthropologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: July 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith
Died: July 16, 2015

 18 Colin Turnbull

Colin Turnbull
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: November 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: July 28, 1994

 19 Meave Leakey

Meave Leakey
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Famous As: Paleoanthropologist
Birthdate: July 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 20 Max Gluckman

Max Gluckman
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: January 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: April 13, 1975

 21 Charles Gabriel Seligman

Charles Gabriel Seligman
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 19, 1940

 22 Walter William Skeat

Walter William Skeat
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: November 21, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: October 7, 1912

 23 Meyer Fortes

Meyer Fortes
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: April 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Britstown, Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: January 27, 1983

 24 Robert Ranulph Marett

Robert Ranulph Marett
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: June 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: February 18, 1943

 25 J. Eric S. Thompson

J. Eric S. Thompson
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 9, 1975

 26 Alfred Cort Haddon

Alfred Cort Haddon
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 20, 1940

 27 David Samuel Margoliouth

David Samuel Margoliouth
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Famous As: Orientalist
Birthdate: October 17, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 22, 1940

 28 Audrey Richards

Audrey Richards
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: July 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 29, 1984

 29 Lawrence Blair

Lawrence Blair
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England

 30 Isaac Schapera

Isaac Schapera
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Famous As: Social anthropologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Garies, South Africa
Died: June 26, 2003

 31 Robert Henry Codrington

Robert Henry Codrington
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: September 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wroughton, England
Died: September 11, 1922

 32 William James Perry

William James Perry
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1949 AD

 33 Kenneth Oakley

Kenneth Oakley
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: April 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amersham, England
Died: November 2, 1981

 34 Godfrey Wilson

Godfrey Wilson
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: 1908 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: May 19, 1944

 35 Maurice Freedman

Maurice Freedman
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: December 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 14, 1975

 36 Georgina Born

Georgina Born
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Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Wheatley, England