Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
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Eyo, Ekpo Okpo

  • Emuobosa Akpo Orijemie
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2350

Basic Biographical Information

Professor Ekpo Okpo Eyo was an eminent Nigerian scholar of many parts known to people as an Archaeologist, art historian, and museologist. He was regarded as a giant pillar, on which the growth of Nigeria’s museums, was establishment in Nigeria.

Ekpo Okpo Eyo was born on 28 July 1931 at Creek Town, Odukpani Local Government Area, of the present-day Cross River State, Nigeria. He began his early education at the Creek Town School and subsequently at the Duke Town School, Calabar. His secondary education was at the Evening Secondary Continuing School, Calabar between 1937 and 1947. In 1960, he proceeded to the Institute of Archaeology, London, and Pembroke College, Cambridge University, where he spent the next three years (1960–63). It was at the Institute of Archaeology, London, that Eyo began to chart a path for the journey he was to take for life. However, it was in Ibadan that his intellectual maturity blossomed. Having obtained a B.A. (Cantab.) in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Archaeology and AnthropologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria