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Lewis H. Morgan (1818 - 1881)

Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was an American ethnologist, anthropologist and writer. Nevertheless, his professional life was in the field of law. As an amateur sc...

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Sir Herbert Hope Risley KCIE CSI (1851 - 1911)

Sir Herbert Hope Risley KCIE CSI (4 January 1851 – 30 September 1911) was a British ethnographer and colonial administrator, a member of the Indian Civil Service who conducted extensive studie...

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Robert Carr Bosanquet (1871 - 1935)

Robert Carr Bosanquet (1871 – 1935) was a British archaeologist, operating in the Aegean and Britain and teaching at the University of Liverpool from 1906 to 1920 as the first holder of the Ch...

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Sherwood L. Washburn (1911 - 2000)

Sherwood Larned Washburn (November 26, 1911– April 16, 2000), nicknamed "Sherry", was an American physical anthropologist and pioneer in the field of primatology, opening it to the study of pr...

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Kenneth C. Murray (1903 - 1972)

) Kenneth C. Murray (1903 - 21 April 1972) was an English artist and archaeologist. The second son of the chess historian Harold Murray and his suffragette wife, Murray was an elder brother of educ...

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Clyde Kay Maban Kluckhohn (1905 - 1960)

Clyde Kluckhohn (/ˈklʌkhoʊn/; January 11, 1905, Le Mars, Iowa – July 28, 1960, near Santa Fe, New Mexico), was an American anthropologist and social theorist, best known f...

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Michael Antony Aston MP (1946 - 2013)

Michael Antony "Mick" Aston , FSA (1 July 1946 – 24 June 2013) was an English archaeologist. As an academic, he taught at a number of universities across the United Kingdom, and helped popular...

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C. Loring Brace (1930 - d.)

Charles Loring Brace IV (born 1930) is an American anthropologist at the University of Michigan's Department of Anthropology. He considers the attempt "to introduce a Darwinian outlook into biologica...

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George Bird Grinnell (1849 - 1938)

George Bird Grinnell (September 20, 1849 – April 11, 1938) was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Yale U...

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Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1919 - 2001)

Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (16 March 1919, Chelsea, London–12 August 2001, Paris), was a British social anthropologist, ethnographer, and a professor at universities in three countries...

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Lieut-Gen. Augustus Henry Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers MP (1827 - 1900)

Born Augustus Henry Lane-Fox at Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Wetherby, Yorkshire, he was the son of William Lane-Fox and Lady Caroline Douglas, a sister of George Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton. George Lane...

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William Duncan Strong (1899 - 1962)

William Duncan Strong (1899–1962) was an American archaeologist and anthropologist noted for his application of the direct historical approach to the study of indigenous peoples of North and S...

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Edmund Snow "Ted" Carpenter (1922 - 2011)

Edmund "Ted" Snow Carpenter (September 2, 1922 – July 1, 2011) was an anthropologist best known for his work on tribal art and visual media. Early life Born in Rochester, New York to t...

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Thomas William Francis Gann (1867 - 1938)

Thomas William Francis Gann (13 May 1867 – 24 February 1938) was a medical doctor by profession, but is best remembered for his work as an amateur archaeologist exploring ruins of the Maya civ...

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Flinders Petrie (1853 - 1942)

William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS[2] (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and ...

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Julian Haynes Steward (1902 - 1972)

Julian Haynes Steward (January 31, 1902 – February 6, 1972) was an American anthropologist best known for his role in developing "the concept and method" of cultural ecology, as well as a scie...

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G. William Skinner (1925 - 2008)

George William Skinner (simplified Chinese: 施坚雅; traditional Chinese: 施堅雅; February 14, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was a leading American anthropologi...

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Schuyler V. Cammann (1912 - 1991)

Van Rensselaer Cammann (February 2, 1912 in New York City – September 9, 1991 in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire) was an anthropologist best known for work in Asia. Early life Schuyler gradu...

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Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna, Ph.D. MP (1906 - 2004)

Frederica ("Freddy") de Laguna (1906, Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 6, 2004) was an American anthropologist. Her parents, Theodore Lopez de Leo de Laguna and Grace Mead Andrus, were, respectiv...

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Mildred Trotter (1899 - 1991)

Mildred Trotter (February 3, 1899 – August 23, 1991) was an important 20th century forensic anthropologist. Trotter was born in Monaca, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in zoology and...

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Harriet Boyd-Hawes (1871 - 1945)

Harriet Boyd Hawes (October 11, 1871 – March 31, 1945) was a pioneering American archaeologist, nurse and relief worker. She is best known as the first director of an archaeological excavation...

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Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840 - 1914)

Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (August 6, 1840 – March 18, 1914) was an American archaeologist after whom Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, United States, is named. Bandelier w...

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Joseph Aviram (1917 - d.)

In the world of Israeli archaeology, Joseph Aviram is the man who was there. He was there when Alexander Zaid [a founder of Hashomer, a Jewish defense organization] arrived on horseback to show a group...

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Sir Arthur John Evans MP (1851 - 1941)

Sir Arthur John Evans FRS From Wikipedia: [1] (8 July 1851 – 11 July 1941) was a British archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for...

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Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, C.M.G., C.B.E., Litt.D., F.B.A. MP (1909 - 1996)

Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards (AKA Eiddon Edwards)C.M.G., C.B.E., Litt.D., F.B.A. From Society of Antiqaries was born in London on 21 July 1909, the only son of Edward Edwards, a noted Persian ...

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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell MP (1868 - 1926)

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner, Mesopotamia. She was an author and Oriental scholar. She was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C...

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Héder / Hederich Viczay-Loos-Hedervar, Count (1807 - 1873)

Born August 2, 1807 Hédervár, Kingdom of Hungary Died December 23, 1873 (aged 66) Hédervár, Austria-Hungary Occupation traveler, archaeologist The native form of this ...

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William Robertson Coe, II (1926 - 2009)

An anthropologist and archaeologist trained at the University of Pennsylvania, William Robertson Coe II was renowned for his extensive field work and publications on pre-Columbian Maya civilization sit...

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Sylvanus Morley (archaeologist and spy) (1883 - 1948)

Sylvanus Griswold Morley (June 7, 1883 – September 2, 1948) was an American archaeologist, epigrapher, and Mayanist scholar who made significant contributions toward the study of the pre-Colum...

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Lorraine Copeland (deceased)

Lorraine Copeland (born Elizabeth Lorraine Adie) is an archaeologist specialising in the Palaeolithic period of the Near East. Her husband was Miles Axe Copeland Jr, and they had four children, all o...

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Claude Lévi-Strauss MP (1908 - 2009)

Claude Levi Strauss - Wikipedia French Anthropologue et ethnologue Français Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologi...

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Binyamin Mazar (Maisler) MP (1906 - 1995)

Benjamin Mazar, 89, Israeli Biblical Archaeologist Published: September 11, 1995 Benjamin Mazar, a prominent historian and archeologist who pioneered a synthesis of biblical research with historical ge...

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Yigael Yadin MP (1917 - 1984)

Wikipedia bio Yigael Yadin (Born 21 March 1917, died 28 June 1984) was an Israeli archeologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.In 1956 he received the Israel Pri...

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Alfred Vincent Kidder (1885 - 1963)

Alfred Vincent Kidder (October 29, 1885 - June 11, 1963) was considered the foremost archaeologist of the southwestern United States and Mesoamerica during the first half of the 20th century. He saw ...

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Franz Uri Boas MP (1858 - 1942)

Franz Boas (July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942) was a German American anthropologist a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology" and "the Father of M...

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Edward Westermarck (1862 - 1939)

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George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon MP (1866 - 1923)

"George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, DL (26 June 1866 – 5 April 1923), styled Lord Porchester until 1890, was an English aristocrat best known as the financial backer...

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Margaret Mead MP (1901 - 1978)

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s...

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Dian Fossey MP (1932 - 1985)

Dian Fossey (pronounced /daɪˈæn ˈfɒsi/, January 16, 1932 – December 26, 1985) was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over...

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Jane Goodall MP

Dame Jane Morris Goodall , DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremo...

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Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876 - 1960)

Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was one of the most influential figures in American anthropology in the first half of the twentieth century. Kroeber was born in Hoboken,...

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Richard Erskine Frere Leakey MP

Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi) is a politician, paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is second of the three sons of the archaeologists Louis Leakey and Mary Leak...

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Mary Douglas Leakey MP (1913 - 1996)

Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Austral...

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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey MP (1903 - 1972)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (L.S.B. Leakey) (August 7, 1903 – October 1, 1972) was a Kenyan archaeologist and naturalist whose work was important in establishin...

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