Walter Andrew Kenyon

Walter Andrew Kenyon, archaeologist, museum curator (b near Brantford, Ont 21 Feb 1917; d at Toronto 10 Sept 1986). He joined the Royal Ontario Museum in 1956 as assistant curator of ethnology, later earning Canada's first PhD degree in archaeology (U of T, 1967).

Walter Andrew Kenyon

Walter Andrew Kenyon, archaeologist, museum curator (b near Brantford, Ont 21 Feb 1917; d at Toronto 10 Sept 1986). He joined the Royal Ontario Museum in 1956 as assistant curator of ethnology, later earning Canada's first PhD degree in archaeology (U of T, 1967). In 1977 he was appointed curator of the Department of New World Archaeology, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. A specialist in Ontario archaeology, his work led to a greater understanding of European settlement and the developmental history of the Huron-Wendat and Neutral.

His many publications include The Miller Site (1968), The Grimsby Site (1982), Mounds of Sacred Earth: Burial Mounds of Ontario (1986) and The History of James Bay (1986).

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