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
Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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James MooneyJames Mooney
American

Leo FrobeniusLeo Frobenius
German

Arnold van GennepArnold van Gennep
German, French
Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
French

Hubert Howe BancroftHubert Howe Bancroft
American

Frances DensmoreFrances Densmore
American

Adolf BastianAdolf Bastian
German
Miguel CovarrubiasMiguel Covarrubias
Mexican
Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Raymond FirthRaymond Firth
New Zealander

Robert Ranulph MarettRobert Ranulph Marett
Islanders, British

Ella Cara DeloriaElla Cara Deloria
American
Gonçalves DiasGonçalves Dias
Brazilian

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

Paul RivetPaul Rivet
French

Prince Maximilian of Wied-NeuwiedPrince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
German
Alfred Cort HaddonAlfred Cort Haddon
British

Walter Baldwin SpencerWalter Baldwin Spencer
Australian, British
Frank Hamilton CushingFrank Hamilton Cushing
American

Alice Cunningham FletcherAlice Cunningham Fletcher
American

Matthias CastrénMatthias Castrén
Finnish, Swedish
William BascomWilliam Bascom
American
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Natalie CurtisNatalie Curtis
American
Horatio HaleHoratio Hale
American

Abraham Zevi IdelsohnAbraham Zevi Idelsohn
Latvian

Alfred MétrauxAlfred Métraux
Argentinian, Swiss

Julius KlaprothJulius Klaproth
German
John Ferguson McLennanJohn Ferguson McLennan
Scottish

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

Matilda Coxe StevensonMatilda Coxe Stevenson
American
Fritz GraebnerFritz Graebner
German

George Amos DorseyGeorge Amos Dorsey
American

James Owen DorseyJames Owen Dorsey
American
Vladimir JochelsonVladimir Jochelson
Lithuanian, Russian

Wilhelm SchmidtWilhelm Schmidt
Austrian
Ellen Russell EmersonEllen Russell Emerson
American

Erminnie A. SmithErminnie A. Smith
American

Bep SchriekeBep Schrieke
Dutch

Charles-Étienne Brasseur de BourbourgCharles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg
French

Ludwig Mylius-ErichsenLudwig Mylius-Erichsen
Danish
Germaine Marie Rosine TillionGermaine Marie Rosine Tillion
French

John Montgomery CooperJohn Montgomery Cooper
American

Oswin KöhlerOswin Köhler
German