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Alfred L. Kroeber (born as Alfred Louis Kroeber in Hoboken, New Jersey, died in Paris, France) was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between June 11, 1876 and October 5, 1960.


Alfred Louis Kroeber was one of the most influential personalities in American anthropology in the first half of the 1900s.

Kroeber obtained doctoral degrees with Franz Boas as a supervisor at Columbia University 1,901th His thesis was based on fieldwork in arapahoindianerna. He spent most of his active career in California, mostly at the University of California, Berkeley, where he first worked as a professor of anthropology and director of what was then called the University of California Museum of Anthropology (now called The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology). The main building of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California called today Kroeber Hall.

Although Kroeber is most famous as a cultural anthropologist, he did great work, even in archeology, and he helped to shape the science of anthropology through the connection he saw between archeology and culture. He conducted excavations in New Mexico, Mexico and Peru.

Kroeber and his students collected large amounts of cultural data for the western tribes of Indians in the U.S., much of the work was compiled and presented in the form of the Handbook of Indians of California 1925th This type of work, to gather the data that is preserved for certain kinds of people have sometimes been called "Salvage ethnography" - about saving what can be saved-ethnography. Kroeber is attributed to the concept of cultural space. (Cultural and Natural Areas of Native North America, 1939).

The textbook Anthropology (1923, 1948) was long a standard work in the study of anthropology.

Kroeber is the father of academic Karl Kroeber and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin. He also adopted his second wife, Theodoras two children from her first marriage: Ted and historian Clifton Kroeber.

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He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 1 quotes who is written / told by Alfred.

Related authors: Franz Boas, Ursula K. Le Guin

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"Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities"