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1908 in archaeology

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1908 in archaeology

The year 1908 in archaeology involved some significant events.

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Excavations

  • At Avebury by Harold St George Gray.
  • First excavations at Samaria begin by a Harvard expedition.
  • Sakçagözü excavated by John Garstang.
  • Ulugh Beg Observatory is discovered in Samarkand by Russian archaeologist V. L. Vyatkin, which had been partly destroyed in 1449.
  • Publications

  • A. Hadrian Allcroft - Earthwork of England: Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman, and Mediæval.
  • Joseph Déchelette begins publishing his Manuel d'Archéologie Préhistorique, Celtique, et Gallo-romaine.
  • Finds

  • Venus of Willendorf found by Josef Szombath.
  • 3 July: Phaistos Disc.
  • A 40,000-year-old Neandertal boy skeleton is found at Le Moustier in southwest France by Otto Hauser.
  • Births

  • November 25: Jia Lanpo, Chinese prehistorian
  • December 17: Willard Frank Libby, developer of radiocarbon dating
  • Deaths

  • Frank Calvert
  • References

    1908 in archaeology Wikipedia


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