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Dr Alfred Louis Kroeber

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Dr Alfred Louis Kroeber Famous memorial

Birth
Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death
5 Oct 1960 (aged 84)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA GPS-Latitude: 37.9057917, Longitude: -122.2875118
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Anthropologist. Alfred L. Kroeber was an illustrious anthropologist who studied Native Americans, founded the subfield of environmental anthropology, and founded the prestigious Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many publications were the books Cultural and Natural Areas of Native North America, Handbook of the Indians of California, and Anthropology: Race, Language, Culture, Psychology, Prehistory. He became famous for saving Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indians and bringing Ishi to live at the UC Museum of Anthropology. During Kroeber's lifetime, he was known as the "Dean of American Anthropologists."
Anthropologist. Alfred L. Kroeber was an illustrious anthropologist who studied Native Americans, founded the subfield of environmental anthropology, and founded the prestigious Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many publications were the books Cultural and Natural Areas of Native North America, Handbook of the Indians of California, and Anthropology: Race, Language, Culture, Psychology, Prehistory. He became famous for saving Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indians and bringing Ishi to live at the UC Museum of Anthropology. During Kroeber's lifetime, he was known as the "Dean of American Anthropologists."

Bio by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6597995/alfred_louis-kroeber: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Alfred Louis Kroeber (11 Jun 1876–5 Oct 1960), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6597995, citing Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.