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  • Adolf Bastian, pioneering anthropologist

    Adolf Bastian, 1892. Via Wikimedia. Adolf Bastian (1826–1905) was one of the pioneers of modern anthropology, born June 26, 1826, in Bremen, Germany. This multicultural port city exposed him to many different cultures and customs, eventually igniting his interest in studying different societies. From his father, who belonged to a well-known merchant family, he inherited…