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ethnography

(Encyclopedia) ethnography: see anthropology ; ethnology .

Lot

(Encyclopedia) Lot, in the Book of Genesis, the son of Abraham's brother Haran. Lot settled in Sodom and received a warning of its destruction. As he fled with his family, his wife, disobeying God's orders, l...

Ham

(Encyclopedia) Ham, in the Bible, son of Noah. In biblical ethnography, Ham is the father of the nations Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. In a story separate from the flood narrative, the legend related in th...

Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evan

(Encyclopedia) Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evan, 1902–73, English social anthropologist. He made several expeditions to Africa. His major contributions lie in the fields of social anthropology and comparative r...

Strong, William Duncan

(Encyclopedia) Strong, William Duncan, 1899–1962, American anthropologist, b. Portland, Oreg., grad. Univ. of California (B.A., 1923; Ph.D., 1926). He served as curator at the Chicago Field Museum (1926–2...

Kotzebue, Otto von

(Encyclopedia) Kotzebue, Otto von ô´tō vôn´ kôt´zəbo͞o [key], 1787–1846, Russian naval officer and explorer; son of A. F. F. von Kotzebue. He accompanied A. J. von Krusenstern on his circumnavigat...

Siebold, Philipp Franz van

(Encyclopedia) Siebold, Philipp Franz van fē´lĭp fränts fen zē´bôlt [key], 1796–1866, German naturalist and physician; son of A. E. von Siebold . He was noted for his studies of the natural hi...

Bastian, Adolf

(Encyclopedia) Bastian, Adolf ä´dôlf bäs´tyän [key], 1826–1905, German anthropologist. Often called the father of ethnography, he recorded his observations of peoples and cultures in Der Mensch ...

Canaan

(Encyclopedia) Canaan kā´nən [key]. 1 According to biblical ethnography, Canaan was the son of Ham and the ancestor for whom the Canaanites were named. 2 Territory, the same as ancient ...

Noah

(Encyclopedia) Noah nō´ə [key] [Heb.,=to rest], in the Bible, the builder of the ark . Righteous Noah and his family were the only people God saved from a world sunk in sin. At divine direction Noah...