Karl von den Steinen
|Karl von den Steinen|
|Born||Karl von den Steinen
(1855-03-07)7 March 1855
|Died||4 November 1929(1929-11-04) (aged 74)|
Karl von den Steinen (born March 7, 1855 in Mülheim, died November 4, 1929 in Kronberg im Taunus) was a German physician (with emphasis in psychiatry), ethnologist, explorer, and author of important anthropological work, which is particularly to the study of Indian cultures of Central Brazil, and the art of the Marquesas.
He laid the permanent foundations for Brazilian ethnology.
- 1879-1881: A journey around the earth
- 1882-1883: First German International Polar Year Expedition to South Georgia
- 1884: The first expedition to the Xingu River region of Brazil (see Xingu Indigenous Park)
- 1887-1888: Second Expedition into the Xingú region (Brazil)
- 1897-1898: expedition to the South Sea Islands (Marquesas)
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