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  • Sir John Evans (c.1823 - 1908)
    John Evans (archaeologist) John Evans came from a family of men who were both educated and intellectually active; his father, Arthur's grandfather, had been headmaster of Market Bosworth Grammar Scho...
  • Horace Mitchell Miner (1912 - 1993)
    Horace Mitchell Miner (born May 26, 1912, in St. Paul, Minnesota- died November 26, 1993) was an anthropologist, particularly interested in those languages of his time that were still closely tied to...
  • Arthur Caswell Parker (1881 - 1955)
    Arthur Caswell Parker (April 5, 1881 – January 1, 1955) was an American archaeologist, historian, folklorist, museologist and noted authority on American Indian culture. Of Seneca and Scots-English d...
  • 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...

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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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