Ginzburg Vulf Veniaminovich
4 March 1904, Kursk — 20 February 1969, Leningrad
Biography, education, career:
In 1935 Vulf Ginzburg defended his Candidate Dissertation, titled The Mountain Tadzhiks. In 1944 he defended his Doctoral Dissertation in Samarkand; it was titled Lymphatic Drainage of the Lower Limb. He successively occupied the positions of senior researcher (1958‑1959) and Head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology (1959‑1969) at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Sciences. Ginzburg was an experienced field researcher.
Areas of expertise: Physical anthropology; Historiography, Source studies and Methodology of Ethnography; problems of ethnogenesis and racial genesis of the population of the Don and Volga Regions, Central Asia and Kazakhstan; human anatomy