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Boas, Franz (1858–1942) By Greenberg, Erik

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1548-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 23 May 2024, from


Franz Boas was a founder of the fields of modern anthropology and ethnography. He created the anthropology department at Boston’s Clark University and oversaw the creation of Columbia University’s PhD in anthropology. He also held curatorial posts at the Field Museum in Chicago and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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