“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Franz Boas (American Scientist)
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1858
Date of Death:
December 21, 1942
Franz Boas was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Like many such pioneers, he trained in other disciplines; he received his doctorate in physics, and did post-doctoral work in geography. He is famed for applying the scientific method to the study of human cultures and societies, a field which was previously based on the formulation of grand theories around anecdotal knowledge.