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Alfred L. Kroeber

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Who is Alfred L. Kroeber?

Alfred L. Kroeber: Alfred Louis Kroeber was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his Ph.D. under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. He was also the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He played an integral role in the early days of its Museum of Anthropology, where he served as Director from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber provided detailed information about Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people, whom he studied over a period of years. He was the father of the acclaimed novelist, poet, and writer of short stories Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • also known as A. L Kroeber, Alfred Louis Kroeber
  • born on (139 years ago) in Hoboken
  • nationality: United States of America
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  • profession: Archaeologist, anthropologist
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  • died on (55 years ago) in Paris
  • written works: "The nature of culture", "Yokuts dialect survey", "Uto-Aztecan languages of Mexico", "Peruvian archeology in 1942", "Arapaho dialects", "Proto-Lima", "Zuni kin and clan", "The Washo language of east central California and Nevada", "Configurations of culture growth", "Culture, a critical review of concepts and definitions", "Shoshonean dialects of California", "Tribes surveyed", "Ethnology of the Gros Ventre", "Kinship in the Philippines", "Yuman tribes of the lower Colorado", "World renewal", "Yurok myths", "Salt, dogs, tobacco", "Yokuts language of south central California", "Basketry designs of the mission Indians", "Paracas Cavernas and Chavín", "A Mohave historical epic", "Notes on Shoshonean dialects of Southern California", "Uhle pottery collections from Supe", "Handbook of the Indians of California", "Archaic culture horizons in the valley of Mexico", "Basket designs of the Mission Indians of California", "Chumash place name lists", "A Mohave war reminiscence, 1854-1880", "California culture provinces", "Cultural & Natural Areas of Native North America", "The Seri (Southwest Museum, Paper", "Yurok and neighboring kin term systems", "Antropologia general", "The Superorganic", "The Chumash and Costanoan languages", "Classificatory systems of relationship", "More Mohave myths", "The Patwin and their neighbors", "Source book in anthropology", "The archaeology and pottery of Nazca, Peru", "Toward definition of the Nazca style", "Arrow release distributions", "Types of Indian culture in California", "Style and civilizations / by A.L. Kroeber", "The Sparkman grammar of Luiseno", "The Uhle collections from Chincha", "The Arapaho", "Religion of the Indians of California", "A mission record of the California indians"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (1996)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

were Alfred L. Kroeber ( Arapaho, California), Edward Sapir (North America generally), Clark Wissler ( Plains, Blackfoot), Robert H. Lowie (Plains, Crow), Paul Radin (Winnebago) and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity (2011)

Barber, Alfred L. Kroeber, and George Sarton). These earlier researchers catalogued a vast number of discoveries that emphasized the role of context (rather than a particular person/genius), institutional practices, and values .

Google previewSeligman's Encyclopaedia of the social sciences

Sbligman Margaret Floy Washburi ADVISORY EDITORS American Anthropology Alfred L. Kroeber Economics Edwin F. Gay Jacob H. Hollander Edwin, G Nourse Education Paul Monroe History Sindey ...

Google previewNorthern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary (2012)

by Sven Liljeblad, Catherine S Fowler, Glenda Powell

were Alfred L. Kroeber (1907; 1909) who gathered important comparative vocabularies among speakers in various places in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Of The Social Sciences In 15 Vols. (30 Parts)

Seligman Margaret Floy Washburi ADVISORY EDITORS American Anthropology Alfred L. Kroeber Economics Edwin F. Gay Jacob H. Hollander Edwin, G Nourse Education Paul Monroe History Sindey B.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by H. James Birx

Alfred L. Kroeber noted the Northwest coast ...

Google previewDictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas (1995)

by Jan Onofrio

anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber of the North American continent in terms of cultural and natural areas may elucidate this problem. Kroeber lists seven major sub- divisions with eighty-four subareas. The major ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (2006)

by Gordon Morris Bakken, Alexandra Kindell

Alfred L. Kroeber led the field of anthropology in its formative years and offered distinguished support for the study of California Indian cultures. Kroeber conducted the first complete survey of Indian cultures in California, published in 1925 in ...

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