1975 in archaeology


1975 in archaeology

The year 1975 in archaeology involved some significant events.

Explorations

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Excavations

* Five year project at Quiriguá begins, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, the National Geographic Society, and the government of Guatemala.
* National Museum of Korea and related institutions begin archaeological excavations at Songguk-ri, a prehistoric village that serves as the type-site for the material culture of the Middle Mumun Pottery Period in Korea (excavations continue periodically until late 1990s).

Finds

* Cacaxtla murals.

Events

The discovery of Ciudad Perdida is announced by the government of Colombia.

Publications

Births

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Deaths

* September 9 - J. Eric S. Thompson, archaeologist, student of the Maya civilization


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