Dr. C. Wesley Cowan

Member, Board of Directors

2014–Present

C. Wesley CowanC. Wesley Cowan

Although popularly known as a mainstay of the PBS programs Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives, Wes Cowan is first and foremost an American archaeologist. After receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, he taught in the Anthropology Department of Ohio State University. In 1984, he moved to Cincinnati to become curator of archaeology at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science. Cowan has published widely in the fields of American archaeology and paleoethnobotany. In 1995, he left academia and the museum world to follow his childhood love of antiques, opening Cowan’s Auctions, Inc., in Cincinnati, OH.


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