Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon (// SHAG-nən;[a] August 27, 1938 – September 21, 2019) was an American anthropologist, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Chagnon was known for his long-term ethnographic field work among the Yanomamö.
|Born||August 27, 1938|
|Died||September 21, 2019 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)|
|Known for||Reproductive theory of violence, ethnography of Yanomamö|
|Thesis||Yanomamö Warfare, Social Organization and Marriage Alliances (1966)|
|Doctoral advisor||Leslie White|
|Influences||Meyer Fortes, Sewall Wright, E.O. Wilson|
- Though the name Chagnon is of French origin, he uses an anglicized pronunciation.
- Shavit 1992, p. 61. sfn error: no target: CITEREFShavit1992 (help)
- Chagnon 1966. sfn error: no target: CITEREFChagnon1966 (help)
- http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/members/20027280.html. Retrieved 27 January 2014. Missing or empty
- Horgan, John (27 September 2019). "My Regrets about Controversial Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon (RIP)." Scientific American. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
- "Chagnon Funeral Home | Onaway, MI". m.chagnonfh.com. Retrieved 2019-09-28.[permanent dead link]