List of famous ethnologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Ethnologists are involved in the analysis, examination and the study of different human cultures that exist in the society; they examine and scrutinize social structures, language, religion and technology. Ethnology is a branch in the field of anthropology that deals with the analysis and the study of the origin, distribution and characteristics of the human race. Ethnologists study human beings on the basis of their race and other characteristics and do a comparative and analytical study of cultures. Ethnologist may be involved in tedious research and they will analyze humans based on the data they have collected and then compiled. Ethnologist may also be involved in the study of animals. The term ethology originated around 1783, when historian and ethnologist Adam Franz Kollár used the term in one of his publications. By the 19th and 20th century, many scientists began to explore the behavioral patterns of selected species. The Ethnologists are thus involved in the study of behavior in their natural habitats and assess behavioral patterns based on cause, development, evolution and function. To get to know more facts about some of the most famous ethnologist, continue to read some of their detailed biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
British

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Edward SapirEdward Sapir
Polish, American

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
British
James MooneyJames Mooney
American

Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American

Leo FrobeniusLeo Frobenius
German
Miguel CovarrubiasMiguel Covarrubias
Mexican

Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
French

Frances DensmoreFrances Densmore
American

Hubert Howe BancroftHubert Howe Bancroft
American
Adolf BastianAdolf Bastian
German
Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Raymond FirthRaymond Firth
New Zealander

Gonçalves DiasGonçalves Dias
Brazilian

Paul RivetPaul Rivet
French
Alice Cunningham FletcherAlice Cunningham Fletcher
American

James Cowles PrichardJames Cowles Prichard
British
Charles Gabriel SeligmanCharles Gabriel Seligman
British

Ella Cara DeloriaElla Cara Deloria
American

Frank Hamilton CushingFrank Hamilton Cushing
American
Alfred Cort HaddonAlfred Cort Haddon
British

Robert Ranulph MarettRobert Ranulph Marett
Islanders, British
Matthias CastrénMatthias Castrén
Finnish, Swedish

William BascomWilliam Bascom
American

Matilda Coxe StevensonMatilda Coxe Stevenson
American
Horatio HaleHoratio Hale
American
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John Ferguson McLennanJohn Ferguson McLennan
Scottish
Alfred MétrauxAlfred Métraux
Argentinian, Swiss

Abraham Zevi IdelsohnAbraham Zevi Idelsohn
Latvian

Julius KlaprothJulius Klaproth
German

Francis La FlescheFrancis La Flesche
American
Georg August SchweinfurthGeorg August Schweinfurth
German, Latvian

Paul-Émile VictorPaul-Émile Victor
Swiss, French

Francis James GillenFrancis James Gillen
Australian

Edward Winslow GiffordEdward Winslow Gifford
American

Fritz GraebnerFritz Graebner
German
George Amos DorseyGeorge Amos Dorsey
American

James Owen DorseyJames Owen Dorsey
American
Erminnie A. SmithErminnie A. Smith
American

Vladimir JochelsonVladimir Jochelson
Lithuanian, Russian

Ellen Russell EmersonEllen Russell Emerson
American
Charles-Étienne Brasseur de BourbourgCharles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg
French

Ludwig Mylius-ErichsenLudwig Mylius-Erichsen
Danish
John Montgomery CooperJohn Montgomery Cooper
American

Oswin KöhlerOswin Köhler
German