Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf
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Doctorate in anthropology,archaeology and physical anthropology.
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  • Christoph Von's work with the Sherpas is very important as he was first foreigner to be able to work with them.

  • He received numerous academic honours including the following:

    • Sykes and Roy Medals

    • RAI Rivers Memorial Medal (1949)

    • His appointment as President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1975-1977).

    • The King Birendra Prize from the Royal Nepal Academy(1976).

    • The Austrian Order of Merit for Art and Science (1982).

source:Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf

Bibliography  :
Himalayan Traders ,The Konyak Nagas: An Indian Frontier Tribe (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology),The Sherpas of Nepal: Buddhist Highlanders.