Pranab Kumar Ganguly

Pranab Kumar Ganguly, a leading bio-cultural anthropologist of India passed away peacefully on February15, 2014 at his Kolkata residence. Ganguly was an Indian anthropologist in the truest sense of the term for his contributions in the field of anthropometry, demography and material culture. Ganguly received his MSc, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of […]

Dudley Edward DeGroot

Dudley Edward DeGroot was born August 10, 1927 in Palo Alto, California and died December 7, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 85 years old. From 1964 until his retirement in 1989, he served as chair of the Anthropology Department at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. DeGroot attended Stanford University and finished his […]

Harold C. Fleming

Harold C. Fleming, a devoted and enthusiastic scholar and a delightful friend and colleague, died on April 29, 2015 at the age of 89. Fleming had a passion for the study of languages and for what they can tell us about the history of humanity. His major contributions to the study of the languages of […]

Tamás Andras Hofer

Tamás Andras Hofer, ethnographer, cultural anthropologist, folklorist, museologist, a pioneer in the study of Hungarian rural society and a pillar of modern anthropology in Hungary, died after a long illness on April 6, 2016, in Budapest, Hungary. Hofer Was born and raised in Budapest and attended the Philosophical Faculty of the Eotvos Lorand (ELTE) University […]

Marilyn M. Moors

Marilyn M. Moors, inspirational anthropologist and human rights activist, died peacefully on January 16, 2016 at the age of 81. Moors held degrees from Tufts University as well as George Washington University, and was Professor Emerita of Montgomery College and Frostburg State University. She saw her calling as one of educating for justice, both within […]

René Millon

René Millon, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, died on February 22, 2016, at the age of 94.  He is survived by his three children, David, Marc, and Michele.  While Millon will long be remembered for his many accomplishments in Mesoamerican archaeology, he will perhaps be remembered best for coining what must […]

William (Bill) Longacre

William (Bill) Longacre, 77, eminent archaeologist and former Head of Anthropology (1990–98) at the University of Arizona died after a brief illness on November 18, 2015. Longacre, who was hired in 1964 spent his professional career at Arizona culminating in his appointment as the Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor (1998–2004). Along with Lewis Binford, Longacre […]

Brigitte (Gitti) Jordan

Brigitte (Gitti) Jordan was a trailblazing anthropologist whose work spanned from childbirth to autonomous vehicles and from village huts to corporate halls of power.  Gitti died May 24, 2016 at her home in La Honda, California surrounded by loved ones.  She was 78. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Irwin, and three children, […]

Richard Lerner

Richard Lerner, died on December 16, 2015. Lerner was a social anthropologist with a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1939 and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He came from a family of labor activists. His father was an organizer, writer and photo journalist for the […]

Sidney Wilfred Mintz

Sidney Wilfred Mintz, 93, the William L. Straus, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, died in Plainsboro, NJ, on December 27, 2015 from head injuries sustained in a fall.  Together with Richard Price, he founded the department at Johns Hopkins, where he taught from 1974 to 1997; they built an exceptional collective […]