Richard H. Wilkinson (born 1951) is an archaeologist in the field of Egyptology. He is Regents Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and founding director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. He conducted research and excavation in Egypt for 25 years - mainly in the Valley of the Kings - most recently excavating the royal temple of Twosret, a queen of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt who ruled Egypt as a king.
Wilkinson has held a number of professional offices. He is the founding editor of the Directory of North American Egyptologists and also of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, a scholarly journal dedicated to the interactions of ancient Egypt with other ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books on Egyptology and his books have been translated into many languages. He is best known for his studies of Egyptian symbolism and his work in Egyptian archaeology.