Alfred L. Kroeber

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Alfred L. Kroeber
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Kroeber with Ishi in 1911
Born
Alfred Louis Kroeber

(1876-06-11)June 11, 1876
DiedOctober 5, 1960(1960-10-05) (aged 84)
Alma materColumbia University
Spouse(s)
ChildrenTed and Clifton Brown Kroeber (adopted), Karl and Ursula Kroeber
Parents
  • Florence Kroeber (father)
  • Johanna Muller[1] (mother)
AwardsViking Fund Medal (1946)
Scientific career
FieldsCultural anthropology
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley

Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural anthropologist. He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1901. Franz Boas supervised Kroeber's studies. Kroeber was also the first professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.[2] He was director of the Museum of Anthropology at Berkeley from 1909 through 1947.[3] Kroeber studied an man named Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people. Kroeber was the father of the novelist, poet, and writer of short stories Ursula K. Le Guin.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Julian H. Steward, "Alfred L. Kroeber 1876-1960: Obituary", American Ethnography, first published in American Anthropologist, October 1961, New Series 63(5:1):1038-1087, accessed 5 Nov 2010
  2. "History, Anthropology Department, UC Berkeley". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology – History Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine