Richard Guy Condon

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Richard Guy Condon
Born 1952
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died 7 September 1995
Chukotka, Russia
Nationality American
Fields Anthropology
Institutions University of Arkansas
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Known for Research amongst the Inuit of Holman
Influenced Peter Collings

Rick Condon (1952 – 7 September 1995) was an American anthropologist who specialized in the study of Inuit. He was curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and editor of the international journal, Arctic Anthropology.[1]

Early years[edit]

Condon was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. In 1974, he received a Bachelor's Degree in anthropology from Rutgers College, and in 1981, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation was entitled, Inuit behavior and seasonal change: a study of behavioral ecology in the central Canadian Arctic.


His anthropological research included the people of Holman (Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Victoria Island, Canada), northern Alaska, and Baffin Island. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas.

Personal life[edit]

Condon married the anthropologist Pamela Rose Stern in 1984.[2] They collaborated on several research projects. Condon and Stern had two daughters, Kimberly and Morgan.

He disappeared 7 September 1995 in Chukotka, Russia and it is presumed he drowned while traveling by boat between Sireniki and Provideniya.[1]

Partial works[edit]

  • (1982), Inuit natality rhythms in the central Canadian arctic
  • (1983), Inuit behavior and seasonal change in the Canadian Arctic
  • (1987), Inuit youth : growth and change in the Canadian Arctic
  • (1996), The northern Copper Inuit : a history


  1. ^ a b Wenzel, G.W.; A.P. McCartney (September 1996). "Richard Guy Condon (1952-1995)" (PDF). Arcitc. 49 (3): 319–320. 
  2. ^ "Condon-Stern". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. May 13, 1984. Retrieved 22 February 2010.