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Franz Boas
Born9 Julie 1858(1858-07-09)
Minden, Westphalie, Germany[1]
Dee'd21 December 1942(1942-12-21) (aged 84)
New York, U.S.
EddicationPh.D. in Pheesics, Varsity o Kiel (1881)
Hauf-marrae(s)Marie Krackowizer Boas (1861–1929)
  • Helene Boas Yampolsky (1888–1963)
  • Ernst Philip Boas (1891–1955)
  • Hedwig Boas (1893/94)
  • Gertrud Boas (1897–1924)
  • Henry Herbert Donaldson Boas (1899–1925)
  • Marie Franziska Boas (1902–1987)
  • Meier Boas (1823–1899),
  • Sophie Meyer Boas (1828–1916)

Franz Uri Boas (/ˈfrɑːnz ˈb.æz/; German: [ˈboːas]; July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942)[2] wis a German-American[3] anthropologist an a pioneer o modren anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology".[4][5]


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  1. "further information about the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Boas's birth at Minden e. g. an exposition, a scientific meeting, a theatre play, a special medal, an edition of the diary of Wilhelm Weike, Boas´ servant on Baffin Island". Archived frae the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  2. Norman F. Boas, 2004, p. 291 (photo of the graveyard marker of Franz and Marie Boas, Dale Cemetery, Ossining, N.Y.)
  3. Boas, Franz. A Franz Boas reader: the shaping of American anthropology, 1883–1911. University of Chicago Press, 1989. p. 308
  4. Holloway, M. (1997) The Paradoxical Legacy of Franz Boas—father of American anthropology. Natural History. November 1997.[1] Archived 2012-07-10 at Archive.today
  5. Stocking. George W., Jr. 1960.Franz Boas and the Founding of the American Anthropological Association. AmericanAnthropologist62: 1–17.