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Anthropology: Biographical Sources

This guide covers the fields of social and cultural anthropology in addition to archaeology

Biographical Sources

American Anthropological Association AAA Guide : A Guide to Departments, A Directory of Members. Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association. (annual)
Bobst REF1 GN43.A2 A4
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Check out the AAA homepage for conference information.

Gacs, Ute et al. Women Anthropologists: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.
Bobst GN20 .W63 1988
Lengthy biographies of women, with a bibliography by and about their work.

Murray, Tim, ed. Encyclopedia of Archaeology. The Great Archaeologists. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1999.
Bobst CC110 .E54 1999 Non-circulating
Biographical essays on prominent archaeologists, 16th century to present; illustrations, bibliographies with each essay.

Winters, Christopher, ed. International Dictionary of Anthropologists. New York: Garland, 1991.
Bobst REF1 GN20 .I52 1991
Substantial biographies with bibliographic references to over 500 anthropologists born before 1920, from over 50 countries. Also includes entries for academics, travelers, colonial administrators, and missionaries.


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