Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

DR. WILHELM G. SOLHEIM II Dr. Wilhelm G. Solheim II, 89, of Kailua, died in the Philippines on July 25, 2014. He was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa since retirement in December 1991 after a 30-year tenure, including seven years as department chair. He was a director of the U.H. Center for Southeast Asian Studies and also taught at Florida State University. In 1997, he joined the staff of the Archaeological Studies Program at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Born in Champagne, Illinois, Dr. Solheim was an Army Air Force veteran of WW II. He held degrees from the University of Wyoming, U.C. Berkeley and earned his doctorate at the University of Arizona. Dr. Solheim was a pioneer in the prehistoric archaeology of the Philippines and Southeast Asia and was a distinguished and honored academic in his field. In 2003 the Solheim Foundation was established in his name to promote archaeology in the Philippines.

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