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|1780s . 1790s in archaeology . 1800|
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- Mortimer Wheeler excavates Brahmagiri for the Archaeological Survey of India.
- Stuart Piggott begins excavations at Cairnpapple Hill in Scotland.
- J. F. S. Stone excavates the first trench across the Stonehenge cursus.
- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi codices are both discovered. The Dead Sea Scrolls are found east of Jerusalem, in caves at Qumran, near the Dead Sea.
- Star Carr discovered in North Yorkshire.
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- 7 August: Thor Heyerdahl's balsa raft Kon-Tiki makes landfall on Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day journey from Peru.
- Max Mallowan appointed Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology at the University of London and director of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, where he directs the resumption of its work at Nimrud.
- 28 May: Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist.
- 5 July: Bob Carr, American archaeologist.
- Franck Goddio, Moroccan-born French underwater archaeologist.
- 7 June: Julio C. Tello, Peruvian archaeologist (b. 1880)
- 25 August: Franz Cumont, Belgian archaeologist (b. 1868)
- "Ancient History in depth: Lost and Hidden Christianity". BBC History. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- Historic England. "Star Carr Early Mesolithic settlement site, 960m NNW of Woodhouse Farm, Seamer (1401425)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "Zahi Hawass - Egyptian archaeologist". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "Franz Cumont - Belgian archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 15 May 2017.