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Significant Inventions and/or significant time periods

*Persons plotted by time of influence and/or time of major publications, Repeated names refer to multiple publications.
**Click the names or events plotted on the timeline for a description. Mouseover paradigms for a description.

Most information taken from Erikson & Murphy's A History of Anthropological Theory, Wikipedia, and Michael Wesch's Anthropological Theory course @ Kansas State University. Some compatibility issues have been reported with Safari, I apologize and am working to fix this.


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Universal History (mid to late 1700s)

Marxism (1840s)

Classical/Unilineal Cultural Evolution (1860s)

American Cultural Anthropology (1920s)

British Social Anthropology (1940s)

Cognitive Anthropology (1950s)

Cultural Neo-Evolutionism (1950s/60s)



P E R S P E C T I V E S

French Structural Anthropology (1960s)

Transactionalism (1960s)

Cultural Materialism (1970s)

Symbolic & Interpretive Anthropology (1970/80s)

Political Economy (1970s)

Feminist Anthropology (1980s/90s)

Postmodernism (1980s/90s)