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Anthropology and Society

 
 
Anthropology and Society Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heidi Schwarzmueller, November 4, 2017
1. Anthropology and Society Marker
Inscription.  During the mid-twentieth century, two anthropologists made landmark contributions to their field. Julian H. Steward developed cultural ecology, a method for studying cultural change by analyzing the interaction of social life, environment, and technology. Oscar Lewis created innovative methods for community and family studies and published influential oral histories of the poor to document the human costs of poverty worldwide.
 
Erected by University of Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology. In addition, it is included in the University of Illinois series list.
 
Location. 40° 6.431′ N, 88° 13.594′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Mathews Avenue and West Oregon Street. Marker is at Davenport Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The marker is at the main entrance to the hall facing the "Main Quad", which is the opposide side from the
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street intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana IL 61801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illini Supersweet Corn (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Channing-Murray Foundation/Unitarian Church of Urbana (about 400 feet away); Measuring Molecular Structure (about 400 feet away); Tina Weedon Smith Memorial Hall (about 600 feet away); Former Site of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (about 600 feet away); Cyclothems (about 700 feet away); The Astronomical Observatory (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
 
Also see . . .
1. Julian Steward - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 5, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Oscar Lewis - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 5, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Anthropology and Society Marker at Davenport Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heidi Schwarzmueller, November 4, 2017
2. Anthropology and Society Marker at Davenport Hall
Picture brightened. Marker is in front of the right column.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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