Henri-Marc Ami

Henri-Marc Ami (November 23, 1858 – January 4, 1931) was a French Canadian archaeologist responsible for the initial excavation of Combe-Capelle from the years of 1926 until his death in 1931.

Henri-Marc Ami
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Born(1858-11-23)November 23, 1858
Belle-Rivière, Canada East
DiedJanuary 4, 1931(1931-01-04) (aged 72)
Menton, France
Alma materMcGill University
AwardsBigsby Medal (1903)
Scientific career
InstitutionsGeological Survey of Canada

In 1899–1901 he was president of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club.[1] In 1900 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Ami is buried at Beechwood Cemetery.

Early lifeEdit

Born in 1858, the son of a Swiss pastor, he studied at McGill University under Professor John William Dawson.[2]


  1. ^ "Ami, Henri M." Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 38.
  2. ^ Duchesne, Raymond. "Henri-Marc Ami". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2017-10-25.