1922 in archaeology


1922 in archaeology

The year 1922 in archaeology involved some significant events.

Excavations

* 4 November: Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamun's tomb.
* First excavations of Neolithic remains at Windmill Hill
* Excavations at Ur by the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania led by Charles Leonard Woolley begin
* Excavations at Euphrates, site of Dura-Europos by Franz Cumont.

Explorations

* Aerial survey of archaeological sites in south western England by Alexander Keiller and O. G. S. Crawford

Finds

* Venus of Lespugue

Births

* 12 July: Michael Ventris, co-decypherer of Linear B
* 19 November: Yuri Knorozov, epigrapher of Maya hieroglyphics
* Kim Won-yong, Father of Korean Archaeology and Seoul National University professor (d. 1993)

Deaths

* November 23 — Eduard Seler, German Mesoamericanist (b. 1849)

ee also

* List of years in archaeology


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