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List of notable or famous anthropologists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top anthropologists born in the United States and even some popular anthropologists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 States is included when available.

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This historic anthropologists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American anthropologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous anthropologists from the United States?" These prominent anthropologists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American anthropologists.

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Yvette Mimieux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United States
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Yvette Mimieux is a retired American movie and television actress. ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Businessperson, Anthropologist, Actor

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Dian Fossey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United States
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Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1932-1985)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Anthropologist, Researcher, Scientist, Zoologist

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Zora Neale Hurston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United States
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Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In addition to new editions of her work being published after a revival ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1891-1960)

Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Notasulga

Profession: Anthropologist, Novelist, Author, Writer

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#27 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#53 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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Carlos Castaneda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Anthropologists from the United States
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Carlos Castaneda was an American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly a group that he called the Toltecs. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1925-1998)

Birthplace: Cajamarca, Peru

Profession: Anthropologist, Author

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#32 on Famous Supernatural Writers

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