|Covid-19|1786: Antonio Bernasconi and Colonel Antonio del Rio examine the ruins of Palenque, making the first map of the site and some crude excavations.
Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
1780: Tomb of the Scipios rediscovered in Rome.
1786: Gold thumb ring of Senicianus discovered near Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) in England.
1789: The Stony Stratford Hoard uncovered in England.
Xagħra Stone Circle first discovered in Malta.
1785: Engineer Diego Ruiz visits and publishes the first account of El Tajín.
1789: Saggio di lingua Etrusca by Luigi Lanzi.
1780: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is formed.
1783: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is incorporated.
1783: June 13 - Thomas Young, English Egyptologist.
1784: July 25 - Richard William Howard Vyse, English soldier, anthropologist and Egyptologist.
1785: November 24 - Philipp August Böckh, German classical scholar and antiquarian.
1786: December 11 - William John Bankes, English Member of Parliament, explorer and Egyptologist.
1787: March 28 - Claudius James Rich, English traveller and scholar.
1788: September 10 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist.
1788: December 29 - Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist.
1780s in archaeology Wikipedia
The decade of the 1780s in archaeology involved some significant events.