Franz Boas

Franz Boas

Minden, Kreis Minden-Lübbecke, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 21 Dec 1942 (aged 84)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6691333 · View Source
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Scientist. Helped establish anthropology in the United States on a scientific footing while teaching at Columbia, to the point where many consider him the founder of American professional anthropology. He is noted also for his fieldwork among northwest coast Indians, for his belief that culture, not race, most influences human behavior, and for the accomplishments of his students, among whom were Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict.

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