Robert John McGhee (born 1941) is a Canadian archaeologist and author specializing in the archaeology of the Arctic. He was born in Wiarton, Ontario in 1941. He studied at the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary, receiving a Ph.D. in 1968. McGhee worked in the Middle East as a student. He went on to study the remains of Martin Frobisher's expedition searching for the Northwest Passage, a 2000-year old village in the Siberian peninsula and an Inuit village at Resolute, Nunavut. He was awarded the Massey Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2000. McGhee is a former president of the Canadian Archaeological Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.