1884 – Edward Sapir, born on the 26th of January in Lauenburg, Pomerania, Germany. He was an American anthropologist-linguist, a leader in American structural linguistics, and one of the creators of what is now called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. 1909 – Took up studies of the Wishram and Takelma languages of Southwestern Oregon, and received his ..
1861 – He was born this year at Richmond, Indiana. He was a notable anthropologist who lived for several years among the Cherokee. 1885 – He became connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology at Washington, D.C. He compiled a tribal list containing 3,000 titles. 1890 – His most notable work was his ..
1901 – She was born on the 16th day of December this year in Philadelphia. 1923 – She studied at DePauw University and graduated from Barnard College. 1925 – Mead set out in this year to do fieldwork in Polynesia. 1926 – She joined the American Museum of Natural History, New York ..
1915 – He was born on the 15th of January in Austin, Texas; 1932 – He was contracted to assemble a book of folk songs, and soon he and Alan set out with a crude recording machine paid for by the Library of Congress; covering some 16,000 miles of the southeastern U.S. in just four ..
1818 – He was born on the 21st day of November on this year, at Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, USA. 1840 – He studied law on this year at Union College and began practicing in his hometown of Aurora, New York as well as Rochester. 1851 – He was able to study ..
1846 – Born on December 1st near Cadiz, Ohio. American archaeologist, artist, and museum director who helped to establish professional archaeology in the United States. 1872 – Holmes became interested in geology while serving as artist on a survey of the Rocky Mountains. 1875 – Trained as an artist, his interests turned to archaeology when ..
English anthropologist and ethnologist. 1855 – Born on the 24th of May. 1898 – Leader of the Cambridge Expedition to the islands of the Torres Straits. Returned to Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he had been an undergraduate, and effectively founded a school of anthropology. He influenced Caroline Furness Jayne. 1940 – Alfred Cort Haddon died ..
1854 – Born on the 1st of January in Glasgow, Scotland. 1890 – The first edition, in two volumes. 1907-1908 – He was four times elected to Trinity’s Title Alpha Fellowship, and was associated with the college for most of his life, except for a year, spent at the University of Liverpool. 1914 – He ..
1838 – Alice Cunningham Fletcher was born in Havana, Cuba on March 15th. American anthropologist whose stature as a social scientist, notably for her pioneer studies of Native American music, has overshadowed her influence on federal government Indian policies that later were considered to be unfortunate. – A pioneering ethnographer, theorist, prolific author, ..
1945 – She was born on the 24th day of October this year. 1974 – She joined the University of Kentucky as a physical anthropologist. 1980 – She was at the forefront of a successful attempt to prevent creationism from being taught in the public schools of Lexington, Kentucky. 1987 – She ..