* Colin M. Turnbull, 69, a British-born anthropologist...

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August 01, 1994

* Colin M. Turnbull, 69, a British-born anthropologist known for his studies of African societies, died of pneumonia Thursday in Kilmarnock, Va. In 1961, Mr. Turnbull wrote "The Forest People," which depicts a group of pygmy hunters and gatherers in what is now Zaire as having made a skilled adjustment to a forest existence, a happy people with a remarkably free and fair society. A decade later in "The Mountain People," he presented a portrait of the Ik of northern Uganda, who had been deprived of their hunting grounds and had come to lead a dog-eat-dog life on the edge of starvation.

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