Edwin Nelson Ferdon succumbed to cancer on November 13, 2002 at the age of 89. Born in Minnesota, Ed's interest in archaeology bloomed when, as an Eagle Scout, he led a group in trenching a Hopewell culture Indian mound in Ohio. Ferdon graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1937 and later received a master's degree from the University of Southern California.
"Edwin Nelson Ferdon, Jr., 1913-2001,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol17/iss1/2