Remembering Napoleon Chagnon

Napoleon Chagnon
1938 - 2019

Chagnon's extraordinary body of work will long be mined, not just by anthropologists but by psychologists, humanists, litterateurs, scientists of all kinds: mined for . . .  who knows what insights into the deep roots of our humanity? —Richard Dawkins

[ED. NOTE: Renowned anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon was most widely recognized for his study of the Yanomamö tribes in the Amazon. He was a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri, and the author of Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the Yanomamö and the Anthropologists. On June 6, 2013, he was joined by his colleagues Daniel C. Dennett, David Haig, Steven Pinker, and Richard Wrangham in a two-day celebration of his work and career in a special Edge event entitled “Napoleon Chagnon: Blood Is Their Argument,” with an Introduction by Richard Dawkins.]

On Edge:

Napoleon Chagnon: Blood Is Their Argument       
An Edge Special Event [June 6, 2013]


Darkness’s Descent on the American Anthropological Association: A Cautionary Tale by Alice Dreger [Springer - Human Nature, 2011 Feb 16]