| Birthplace: Picayune, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Residence: New York, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation: Noted Anthropologist/Professor NYU
Education: P.H.D. Rutgers University, New Jersey
M.A. Stanford University, California
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Hobbies: the study of primitive cultures, reading,
writing, sailing and snow skiing, pipe and
- "Primitive Cultures in Our Own Backyards"
- "The Ohmagod Tribe of Central Africa"
- "Endocannibalism: Myth and Legend"
Professor Harold Monroe, noted NYU anthropologist, grew up an hour outside of New Orleans, Louisiana in the small town suitable titled Picayune, Mississippi. His father was the town's head coroner, and Harold grew up with an awe for life, death and the realities of the real world. In high school, Monroe began to study languages and became preoccupied with the rituals of primitive cultures. He applied and was accepted into the anthropology program at the University of California, Berkeley.
After receiving his bachelors degree from Berkeley, and graduating with highest honors, he attended graduate school at nearby Berkeley rival, Stanford University in Palo Alto. Professor Monroe went on to receive his doctorate from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, after writing several books about modern man and his relationship to himself and primitive cultures.
Professor Monroe was particularly interested in the ritual of cannibalism, still practiced to a certain degree in uncivilized areas throughout the world. Although Professor Monroe has traveled extensively, especially in India, Africa and China, this is his first trip to the Amazon.