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Biography of Franz Boas

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US (German-born) anthropologist and ethnologist 1858 - Franz Boas was born on the 9th of July in Minden, Westphalia.  1881 - Boas received his doctorate in physics from the university at Kiel.

 1883 - Franz Boas went to Baffin Island to conduct geographic research on the impact of the physical environment on native Inuit migrations.  1885 - Franz Boas went to work with physical anthropologist Rudolf Virchow and ethnologist Adolf Bastian at the Royal Ethnological Museum in Berlin.

 1886 - Returned to Berlin to finish his studies.  1888 - Wrote his first monograph titled The Central Eskimo.

 1902 - Elected vice-president of American Anthropological Association, along with Putnam, Powell, and Holmes.  1907 - Franz Boas identified in his essay, "Anthropology," two basic questions for anthropologists: "Why are the tribes and nations of the world different, and how have the present differences developed?"  1942 - Franz Boas died on 21st of December.

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