Alfred Louis Kroeber (Kroeber Alfred Louis)( American anthropologist.)
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Biography Alfred Louis Kroeber (Kroeber Alfred Louis)
Born June 11, 1876 in Hoboken (pc. New Jersey). He graduated from Columbia University. Attended seminars on linguistics and statistics of Franz Boas. The first publications of Kroeber (1898 and 1899) were records Eskimo tales, which he did, talking with a group of Eskimos brought to New York R. Peary Arctic explorer. In 1901, Kroeber established the department of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked until 1946. Under the leadership of F. Putnam, head of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, founded the Anthropological Museum of California.
Discover archeology at the time of research Zuni Indians in 1916 marked the beginning of his future work in Mexico (1924) and Peru (in different periods between 1925 and 1942). Kroeber owned publications on the languages of American Indians in the form of dictionaries and grammatical studies. At the end of the life of a scientist has published several works, we develop a method glottochronology
. Kroeber was the founder and president of the American Anthropological Association (1917), . President of the American Folklore Society (1906) and the Linguistic Society of America (1940), . member of the National Academy of Sciences (1928) and other scientific societies,
. He has lectured at Brandeis University, Columbia, Yale, Chicago and Harvard University. Among his numerous works - received a well-known textbook Anthropology (Anthropology, 1923). Kroeber died in Paris on October 5, 1960.