Anthropologist Burton Benedict dies at age 87
BERKELEY — Burton Benedict, a professor emeritus of social anthropology at UC Berkeley and former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, died of heart failure on Sunday (Sept. 19) at his Berkeley home. He was 87.
Benedict conducted his early anthropological fieldwork in the Indian Ocean island territories of Mauritius and Seychelles. A groundbreaking 1982 ethnography, "Men, Women and Money in the Seychelles: Two Views," co-authored by Benedict and his wife, Marion, remains must reading in anthropology decades later ... [continue here]