Famous Anthropologists

Anthropology would not exist without the hard work of ethnographers, archaeologists and various researchers working around the world. For this assignment, you will be conducting an Internet research study on one of the individuals listed below. Write up a short biography explaining what led them to this field of study. What contributions did they make to Anthropology? Why are they considered important to the field?

  1. Franz Boas (1858-1942)
  2. Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
  3. Ruth Benedict (1887-1948)
  4. Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon (1938- )
  5. Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942)
  6. Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998)
  7. Howard Carter (1874-1939)
  8. Louis Leakey(1903-1972)

Remember, all work must be submitted as a formal paper with an assignment title, as well as an introduction, paragraph for each topic, and a conclusion.

No more than two short quotes may be used. Short means less than one line.

Each Internet essay should be between 2-4 full pages of information. A bibliography with at least three references, in addition to your text, should be included at the end of the paper. Essays submitted without references will NOT be graded. Blogs are never considered references. Only .org, .gov, or .edu sources should be used. .Com or .net sources are unreliable and should not be used. There will be a 10 point deduction for each of these unacceptable sites!

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