Ekholm, Gordon Frederick

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Gordon Frederick Ekholm (ĕk´hōlm), 1909–87, American archaeologist, b. St. Paul, Minn., Ph.D. Harvard, 1941. Working with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City after 1937, he gained a reputation through his archaeological and ethnographic studies. Ekholm analyzed the relations between early civilizations of Asia and those of the New World, focusing on Mexico and Central America.