Frederica de Laguna

 

 

Age: 98

 

Summary: anthropologist whose work on the history and culture of little-known Arctic civilizations was groundbreaking in the most literal sense of the word, who founded the anthropology department at Bryn Mawr College and was part of the first generation of women to succeed in the male-dominated field of early 20tth century field archaeology, and who along with Margaret Mead was the first female anthropologist elected to the National Academy of Sceinces.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: October 3, 1906

 

Died: October 6, 2004

 

Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania