Wolfgang Lindig was born in 1925. He studied Anthropology, Prehistory and Sociology in Marburg between 1948 and 1950. Lindig not only continued his studies in Salt Lake City in 1950/51 but also in Mainz a year later. He completed his Ph D thesis about an ethnic group in Mexico in 1958.
Lindig took up an assistant position at the Frobenius-Institute in Frankfurt/Main in 1962 and began lecturing. Eventually he also taught at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. His habilitation thesis on secret male societies among ethnic groups in North America was finished in 1969. Moreover, Lindig chaired several research projects.
For many years Lindig lectured at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Frankfurt University. His regional interest mainly focussed on Meso-America and North America while his fields of research were social structures and identity.
Wolfgang Lindig retired in 1993.
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(photo by courtesy of Siegfried Seyfarth)