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Margaret Mead
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Birth Date:December 16, 1901
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:West Park Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Died Date:November 15, 1978

Occupation:anthropologist who had three anthropologist husbands, author, Coming of Age In Samoa

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Margaret Mead

Biography:Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 - November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.

Mead was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in nearby Doylestown, Pennsylvania by a university professor father and a social activist mother. She graduated from Barnard College in 1923 and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1929. She set out in 1925 to do her fieldwork in Polynesia. In 1926 Mead joined the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, as assistant curator, eventually serving as its curator of ethnology from 1946 to 1969. In addition, she taught at Columbia University as adjunct professor starting in 1954. Following the example of her instructor Ruth Benedict, Mead concentrated her studies on problems of child rearing, personality, and culture. (Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, 1993.)

There has been disagreement with certain findings in her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), based on research she conducted as a graduate student; and her published works based on time on the Sepik and on Manus, as literate people from the cultures she described have challenged some of her observations. But her position as a pioneering anthropologist—one who wrote clearly and vividly enough for the general public to read and learn from her works—remains firm.

Margaret Mead was married three times, first to Luther Cressman and then to two fellow anthropologists, Reo Fortune and Gregory Bateson, with whom she had a daughter, also an anthropologist, Mary Catherine Bateson. Her granddaughter, Sevanne Margaret Kassarjian, is a stage and television actress who works professionally under the name Sevanne Martin.

She died in New York City on November 15, 1978, aged 76.

Chinese Horoscope for Margaret Mead
Includes characteristics and Vices
Margaret Mead's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 19, 1901 - February 07, 1902
Birthday: December 16, 1901

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Margaret Mead's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: December 16, 1901

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Margaret Mead's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: December 16, 1901

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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Margaret Mead's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: December 16, 2017

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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