Geoffrey Wainwright

Geoffrey John Wainwright MBE (19 September 1937 – 6 March 2017) was a British archaeologist specializing in prehistory. He was the Chief Archaeologist of English Heritage from 1989 to 1999. He served as visiting professor to a number of universities. He served as President of the Prehistoric Society from 1981 to 1985 and the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2007 to 2010.[1]

Wainwright was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales.[2] He studied at Cardiff University and at UCL Institute of Archaeology. Wainwright died on 6 March 2017 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, aged 79.[3]


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  3. Timothy Darvelli (March 16, 2017). "Geoff Wainwright obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved March 16, 2017.