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
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French

Adolf BastianAdolf Bastian
German

James MooneyJames Mooney
American

Frances DensmoreFrances Densmore
American
Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American

Leo FrobeniusLeo Frobenius
German

Hubert Howe BancroftHubert Howe Bancroft
American

Miguel CovarrubiasMiguel Covarrubias
Mexican
Gonçalves DiasGonçalves Dias
Brazilian
Raymond FirthRaymond Firth
New Zealander

Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
French

Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Frank Hamilton CushingFrank Hamilton Cushing
American
Alice Cunningham FletcherAlice Cunningham Fletcher
American

Robert Ranulph MarettRobert Ranulph Marett
Islanders, British