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BRYAN, Alan Lyle 1928 -2010 Professor Emeritus Alan Bryan passed away due to respiratory failure on 13 May 2010. With graduate degrees from the University of Washington and Harvard University, Professor Bryan joined the Arts faculty at the University of Alberta in 1963; and was one of the founding members of the Department of Anthropology in1966. He retired from teaching at the University in 1993. His major research interest was the initial settlement of the Americas; and over the course of his long career, with his wife Professor Ruth Gruhn, he carried out archaeological field projects in western Canada, the western United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Brazil. Their last field project, in Baja California, Mexico, was completed in 2004. Professor Bryan is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Dr. Claia Bryja, and granddaughter Melissa Sposato. His many friends and colleagues are also saddened by his passing. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 780-440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on May 18, 2010
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