Julian Steward

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Julian Haynes Steward (January 31, 1902 – February 6, 1972) was an American anthropologist, best known for his role in the development of a scientific theory of cultural development in the years following World War II. Steward was instrumental in establishing anthropology as an academic discipline in the United States.


  • Handbook of South American Indians, Reprint Services, 1946
  • Irrigation Civilizations: A Comparative Study. Social Science Section, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Pan American Union, 1955.