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The decade of the 1600s in archaeology involved some significant events.
- c.1600: The Savile Map of Bath, England is drawn (discovered in 1977 by Anne Campbell Mcinnes).
- 1603: In Holland, Frederik de Houtman publishes a grammar and dictionary of Malay and Malagasy, along with a treatise describing the constellations of the southern hemisphere.
- 1609: A Dutch VOC ship built in 1601 or 1602, and loaded with 18000 zinc ingots, is wrecked in 1609 off Gabon, West Africa (discovered in 1985, excavated by Michel L'Hour).
- c.1600: Famiano Nardini, Italian archaeologist (d. 1661)
- 1602: John Greaves, English mathematician, astronomer and antiquary (d. 1652)
- 1602: May 2 - Athanasius Kircher, German scholar (d. 1680)
- "John Greaves - English mathematician, astronomer, and antiquary". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Athanasius Kircher". Yale University Library. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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