Throughout history, there have been many women anthropologists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female anthropologists such as Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Dunham, Dian Fossey.The women anthropologists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934, British
Primatologist
Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
29 November 1942, American
Barack Obama's Mother

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
19 May 1973, British
Anthropologist

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
1949 AD, American
Anthropologist, university teacher, essayist, LGBT
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913, British
Paleoanthropologist

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
13 July 1863, British
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist
Mary DouglasMary Douglas
25 March 1921, Italian, British
Anthropologist

Johnnetta ColeJohnnetta Cole
19 October 1936, American
Anthropologist and educator
Eugenie ScottEugenie Scott
24 October 1945, American
Anthropologist, University teacher

Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
29 November 1919, American
Dancer

Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
25 September 1944, American
anthropologist

Frances DensmoreFrances Densmore
21 May 1867, American
Anthropologist

Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
19 September 1941, American
Anthropologist, University teacher
Meave LeakeyMeave Leakey
28 July 1942, British
Paleoanthropologist

Alice Cunningham FletcherAlice Cunningham Fletcher
15 March 1838, American
Anthropologist

Ella Cara DeloriaElla Cara Deloria
31 January 1889, American
Educator

Lydia CabreraLydia Cabrera
20 May 1899, Cuban
Author
Elsie Clews ParsonsElsie Clews Parsons
27 November 1875, American
Anthropologist

Hortense PowdermakerHortense Powdermaker
24 December 1900, American
Cultural anthropologist
Ruth CardosoRuth Cardoso
19 September 1930, Brazilian
Anthropologist

Audrey RichardsAudrey Richards
08 July 1899, British
Anthropologist

Marjorie ShostakMarjorie Shostak
11 May 1945, American
Anthropologist
Carole C. NoonCarole C. Noon
13 July 1949, American
Anthropologist

Erminnie A. SmithErminnie A. Smith
26 April 1836, American
Anthropologist
Helen FisherHelen Fisher
1947 AD, Canadian
anthropologist

Audrey I. RichardsAudrey I. Richards
08 July 1899, British
Anthropologist

Dame Anne SalmondDame Anne Salmond
16 November 1945, New Zealander
Anthropologist