BirthdayNovember 5, 1931

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Grover Krantz

    Full name: Grover Krantz
    Also known as: Grover Krantz, Krantz, Grover
    Education: University of California, Berkeley
    Professions: American biological anthropologist

  2. Grover Krantz Known for

    Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (1999), The Mysterious Monsters (1975), Bigfoot: Man or Beast? (1972), Monsters! Mysteries or Myths? (1974)

  3. Grover Krantz Death information

    Died: Thursday, 14th of February, 2002 (Age: 70)

  4. Grover Krantz Biography

    Grover Sanders Krantz (November 5, 1931 – February 14, 2002) was a professor of physical anthropology at Washington State University, perhaps most famous to the general public as one of the few scientists not only to research Bigfoot, but also to express his belief in the cryptid's existence. Throughout his professional career, Krantz authored more than 60 academic articles and 10 books on human evolution, and conducted field research in Europe, China, and Java.Outside of Krantz's formal studies in evolutionary anthropology and primatology, his research on Bigfoot drew heavy criticism and accusations of "fringe science" from his colleagues, costing him research grants and promotions, and delaying his tenure at the university. Further, his articles on the subject were rejected by peer-reviewed scholarly journals. However, Krantz was tenacious in his work and was often drawn to controversial subjects, such as the Kennewick Man remains, arguing for their preservation and study. He has been described as having been the "only scientist" and "lone professional" to seriously consider Bigfoot in his time, in a field largely dominated by amateur naturalists.

  5. Grover Krantz Family

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