Napoleon Chagnon

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Napoleon Chagnon
Born (1938-08-27) 27 August 1938 (age 81)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Known forReproductive theory of violence, ethnography of Yanomamö
Scientific career
ThesisYanomamö Warfare, Social Organization and Marriage Alliances[2] (1966)
Doctoral advisorLeslie White
InfluencesMeyer Fortes, Sewall Wright, E.O. Wilson

Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon (/ˈʃæɡnən/ SHAG-nən;[a] born 27 August 1938) is an American anthropologist, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[3] Chagnon is known for his long-term ethnographic field work among the Yanomamö.

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  1. Though the name Chagnon is of French origin, he uses an anglicized pronunciation.

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  1. Shavit 1992, p. 61.
  2. Chagnon 1966.
  3. Retrieved 27 January 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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