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The year 1899 in archaeology involved some significant excavations.
- 31 December: A large standing stone at Stonehenge falls over.
- Excavations of Babylon by Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft directed by Robert Koldewey begin.
- Excavation of Anglo-Saxon town wall in Clarendon Quadrangle of Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, England.
- Shang dynasty oracle bones from the site of Yinxu are discovered by Wang Yiron, director of the Imperial College of China.
- Roman Empire-related silver plate is found near Qalagah, Azerbaijan.
- Sand quarriers find over 800 fragmentary Neanderthal remains representing at least 12 and likely as many as 70 individuals on the hill of Hušnjakovo in Krapina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Croatia), identified by Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger.
- 30 December: Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer; co-discoverer of Viking artifacts at L'Anse aux Meadows (d. 2001).
- William Duncan Strong, American archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1962).
- Radford, David (2018). The Archaeology of Oxford in 20 digs. Stroud: Amberley Publishing. pp. 12–15. ISBN 978-1-4456-8085-9.
- Kelly, John (13 January 2014). "Local Intriguing story behind a stone figure at Dumbarton Oaks". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Helge Marcus Ingstad". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 8 February 2019.