Trent University was saddened to learn of the passing of former Anthropology professor Dr. Peter Harrison on Monday, December 16, 2013 after a long illness.
Dr. Harrison was one of the world's leading authorities on Maya archaeology, especially Maya architecture. He was hired under Prof. Kenneth Kidd to teach archaeology at Trent and left the University in the mid-1970s, to live in the Southwest U.S. During his long career, he had a professional association with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, and several other major research centres in the U.S. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra, and his son, Andreas.
The University extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Harrison’s family and friends, and to all those who knew him in the Peterborough and Trent communities.