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The year 1912 in archaeology involved some significant events.
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- Project to excavate and restore ancient temples at Sanchi begins under Sir John Marshall (continues to 1919).
- Excavations at Viroconium (Wroxeter) in England begin (continue to 1914).
- Excavations at Uruk by Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft begin (continue to 1913).
- Excavations at St. Mary's Abbey, York by Walter Harvey-Brook
- June - Cheapside Hoard of early 17th century jewellery from the City of London.
- June 23 - Jaw of "Piltdown Man" "found" by Charles Dawson in Sussex, England (shown to be a hoax in 1953).
- December 6 - Bust of Nefertiti from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt by a German archeological team.
- Aleš Hrdlička - Early Man in South America.
- January 8: Sigurður Þórarinsson, Icelandic pioneer of tephrochronology (died 1983)
- June 8: Don Crabtree, American experimental archaeologist (d. 1980)
- Elisabeth Schmid, German archaeologist and osteologist (d. 1994)
- "Who stashed the Cheapside Hoard? Exhibition sheds new light on 'most". The Independent. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Ancient History in depth: Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax". BBC History. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- Ogilvie, Marilyn; Harvey, Joy (2003). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century. Routledge. ISBN 9781135963422.