Franz Boas, German-American Anthroplogist

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3450 x 2733 px | 29.2 x 23.1 cm | 11.5 x 9.1 inches | 300dpi


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Franz Boas posing for a US Natural History Museum exhibit entitled "Hamats'a coming out of secret room" 1895 or before. Franz Boas (1858-1942) was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology" and "the Father of Modern Anthropology." Like many such pioneers, he trained in other disciplines; he received his doctorate in physics, and did post-doctoral work in geography. He applied the scientific method to the study of human cultures and societies; previously this discipline was based on the formulation of grand theories around anecdotal knowledge.