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1877 in archaeology

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1877 in archaeology

The year 1877 in archaeology involved some significant events.



  • Artist and photographer William Henry Jackson participates in the Hayden Survey of the Western United States, producing maps of Chaco Canyon, but no photographs due to technical problems.
  • Excavations

  • French diplomat and archaeologist Ernest de Sarzec begins excavation at Girsu in Mesopotamia (which he believes to be Lagash).
  • City architect Charles Edward Davis begins extended excavation and reconstruction at the Roman Baths (Bath) in England.
  • George Smith excavates Later Stone Age tools in caves near Smithfield, Free State.
  • Finds

  • May 8 - Hermes and the Infant Dionysus (attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles) first uncovered at Olympia by German archaeologist Ernst Curtius.
  • Publications

  • Canon William Greenwell - British Barrows: a record of the examination of sepulchral mounds in various parts of England; together with description of figures of skulls, general remarks on prehistoric crania, and an appendix by George Rolleston.
  • John Postlethwaite - Mines and Mining in the Lake District.
  • Ephraim G. Squier - Peru: Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas.
  • Births

  • June 16 - Karel Absolon, Czech archaeologist
  • July 29 - Edward Thurlow Leeds, English archaeologist of the Anglo-Saxons
  • Deaths

  • October 17 - Johann Carl Fuhlrott, discoverer of Neanderthal Man
  • References

    1877 in archaeology Wikipedia

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