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The year 1952 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Site of Kerkouane discovered by Charles Saumagne.
- Alberto Ruz Lhuillier opens the tomb of Pacal the Great at Palenque.
- Major excavations begin at Viking burial site of Lindholm Høje.
- Excavations at Jericho led by Kathleen Kenyon begin (continues to 1958).
- Excavations at the Palace of Nestor in Pylos resume (first started in 1939) by Carl Blegen (continues to 1969).
- Oscar Broneer discovers and begins excavations of the Temple of Poseidon in Isthmia.
- J. G. D. Clark - Prehistoric Europe: the Economic Basis.
- David Knowles and J. K. S. St Joseph - Monastic Sites from the Air.
- In Schleswig, Germany, Windeby I and Windeby II, bog bodies, were discovered in a peat bog during a span of three months.
- Another bog body, known as "Grauballe Man" is discovered in Grauballe, Denmark.
- Grahame Clark is elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge.
- August 23 - Glyn Daniel begins to present Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? on BBC Television, a game show often featuring other archaeologists and archaeological artefacts.
- Michael Ventris deciphers Minoan Linear B.
- Gill-Robinson, Heather Catherine (2006). The iron age bog bodies of the Archaeologisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany. Manitoba: University of Manitoba. ISBN 9780494122594. (Doctors thesis)
- Foreword to Asingh., Pauline; Lynnerup, Niels (2007). Grauballe man: An Iron Age bog body revisited. Aarhus: Aarhus University press. ISBN 978-87-88415-29-2.
- "Cracking the code: the decipherment of Linear B 60 years on". University of Cambridge. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "Alan Vince - Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- "Foucher, A. (Alfred) 1865-1952". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.