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List of notable or famous anthropologists from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top anthropologists born in the United Kingdom and even some popular anthropologists who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British anthropologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These anthropologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known anthropologist from the United Kingdom is included when available.

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Adam Kuper is a British anthropologist most closely linked to the school of social anthropology. In his works, he often treats the notion of "culture" skeptically, focusing as much on how it is used as on what it means. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: South Africa

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Alfred Radcliffe-Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United Kingdom
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Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown was an English social anthropologist who developed the theory of Structural functionalism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1881-1955)

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Alfred Russel Wallace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United Kingdom
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Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. This prompted Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the Origin of Species. Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the faunal divide now termed the Wallace Line, which separates the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts: a western portion in which the animals are largely of Asian origin, and an eastern portion ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 90 (1823-1913)

Birthplace: Llanbadoc, United Kingdom

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Andrew Gray was a British anthropologist and activist for the rights of indigenous peoples. Gray graduated from Edinburgh University in 1973 and received a PhD from the University of Oxford in 1983 for his work studying the Arakmbut people of the Peruvian Amazon. He then became director of the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs, a post he held for six years. After leaving the IWGIA in 1989, he continued to act as a consultant for them and for related organisations such as the World Rainforest Movement, the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Forest Peoples, the Gaia Foundation and Anti-Slavery International. Although he lectured at the University of Copenhagen and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1955-1999)

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

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