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The decade of the 1730s in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
- 1732: John Horsley - Britannia Romana (posthumous).
- 1735: Prospero Alpini - Historiæ Ægypti Naturalis (posthumous).
- 1736: Francis Drake - Eboracum (Roman York)
- 1731: December 8 - Antiquarian John Freeman buries a 'time capsule' in the grounds of his house at Fawley Court in England.
- 1734: November 12 - Nicholas Mahudel reads a paper to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres on Three Successive Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron, introducing the concept of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
- 1730: September 16 - William Hamilton, Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and volcanologist (d. 1803)
- 1732: Luigi Lanzi, Italian archaeologist (d. 1810)
- 1735: August 8 - Jérémie Jacques Oberlin, Alsatian archaeologist (d. 1806)
- "Herculaneum - ancient city, Italy". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
- "York's first historian: Francis Drake: History of York". www.historyofyork.org.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
- Hamy, M. E. T. (March–April 1906). "Matériaux pour servir à l'histoire de l'archéologie préhistorique". Revue Archéologique. 4e série. 7: 239–259.
- "Lanzi, Luigi". arthistorians.info. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
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