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
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

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913, British

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
1949 AD, American
Anthropologist, university teacher, essayist, LGBT

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
13 July 1863, British
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist

Mary DouglasMary Douglas
25 March 1921, British
Anthropologist, Writer, University teacher
Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
29 November 1919, American

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

Frances DensmoreFrances Densmore
21 May 1867, American

Sherry OrtnerSherry Ortner
19 September 1941, American
Anthropologist, University teacher
Nancy Scheper-HughesNancy Scheper-Hughes
25 September 1944, American

Meave LeakeyMeave Leakey
28 July 1942, British
Hortense PowdermakerHortense Powdermaker
24 December 1900, American
Cultural anthropologist

Alice Cunningham FletcherAlice Cunningham Fletcher
15 March 1838, American

Helen FisherHelen Fisher
1947 AD, Canadian
Dame Anne SalmondDame Anne Salmond
16 November 1945, New Zealander