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  • Hortense Powdermaker (1900 - 1970)
    Hortense Powdermaker (December 24, 1900 – June 16, 1970) was an American anthropologist best known for her ethnographic studies of African Americans in rural America and of Hollywood.
  • Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817 - 1894)
    Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894) was born on 5 March 1817 at Paris, France the son of Henry Peter John Layard and Marianne Austen. He married Mary Enid Evelyn Guest, daughter of Sir Josiah John Gues...
  • Liang Siyong 梁思永 (1904 - 1954)
    Liang Ssu-yung, the youngest son of Liang Ch'i-ch'ao, became one of China's foremost archaeologists. From August 1950 until his death he was deputy director of the research institute of archaeology of ...
  • Chi Li 李濟 (1896 - 1979)
    Li Chi, archaeologist who became head of the archaeology section of the Academia Sinica's institute of history and philology in 1928 and director of that institute in Taiwan in 1955. He was best known ...
  • Heinrich Schliemann (1822 - 1890)
    Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) was a German businessman and a pioneer in the field of archaeology. He was an advocate of the historicity of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an ar...

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What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.


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Cultural Anthropologists


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