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Women Anthropologists

Famous women anthropologists.
  1. Zora Neale Hurston

Mead, Margaret
Margaret Mead, anthropologist and writer, studied culture in Samoa and wrote of her theory of culture and behavior. Her work more recently has come under question.

Margaret Mead Quotes
Select quotations from anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Benedict, Ruth
Biography of Ruth Benedict (June 5, 1887 - September 17, 1948), anthropologist associated with Columbia University. A student of Franz Boas, Benedict is often credited with steering Margaret Mead into the field of anthropology.

Celebrating Women Anthropologists
Women who study archeology, linguistics, and physical or cultural anthropology aren't always as well known as the males in the field; this site aims to change that.

Coulson, Elizabeth Florence
Outline of the life and work of anthropogist Elizabeth Florence Coulson, noted for her work on cultural change.

Guyer, Jane
Outline of the theoretical contributions to the field of anthropology by Jane I. Guyer.

The Leakey Family
Mary Leakey is honored here with her husband, Louis, and their son, Richard, for their contributions to anthropology. "Time 100" tribute includes the story of their family and their work, voice clip, and images.

The Leakey Family
From the PBS series A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries, a short sketch of the contributions of Mary and Louis Leakey to the field of human origins. Includes link to activity for studying human evolution.

Leakey Family Discovers Human Ancestors 1959
Story of their 1959 discovery in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, and later discoveries of human ancestors, highlighting the contributions of Mary, Louis and Richard to paleoanthropology.

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