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Moorehead, Warren King 1866- Archaeologist; born in Siena, Italy, of American parents, March 10, 1866; received a liberal education, and applied himself to archaeo- logical study in Licking county, O. Later he studied with D. Thomas Wilson, curate of Prehistoric Anthropology in the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D. C. He had charge of archaeological work in the Ohio Valley, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, for the World's Columbian Exposition, and while so engaged made important discoveries in the altar mounds of the Scioto Valley. In 1898 he was engaged in explorations in the West. He is a member of the Victoria Institute of England, and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science. His publications include Primitive man in Ohio; Fort ancient; Wanneta, the Sioux, and many reports.