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The year 1964 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Seibal Harvard University project begins under direction of Gordon R. Willey and A. Ledyard Smith.
- Et-Tell excavations under Joseph Callaway begin (continue through 1970).
- Saqqara excavations under Bryan Emery begin (continue through 1971).
- Pool of Bethesda excavations.
- Snaketown by Emil Haury, with assistance from E. B. Sayles, Erik K. Reed, and Irwin and Julian Hayden.
- Ebla excavations by the University of Rome La Sapienza directed by Paolo Matthiae begin.
- Excavations in Hane, Marquesas Islands, by Yosihiko H. Sinoto begin.
- Tomb of Princess Yongtai excavated in Qianling Mausoleum, China.
- The Missione Archaeologica Italiana a Malta begins excavations at Ras il-Wardija, Gozo, Malta (continues through 1967).
- First full-scale excavation of Roman villa at Oplontis in Italy begins.
- Getty Victorious Youth in the sea off Fano.
- The second trove of Qabala treasures in Azerbaijan.
- Mummies on Pichu Pichu in the Peruvian Andes.
- Teeth from Grotta del Cavallo in southern Italy, identified in 2011 as the oldest known remains of European early modern humans.
- April 24 ��� The Swedish warship Vasa, sunk in 1628, is raised from the waters of Stockholm harbor.
- May 31 – The Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites is adopted by the Second International Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings.
- November 30 – Western Australian Museum Act Amendment Act provides for protection of pre-1900 wrecks in local waters.
- Project to move the Abu Simbel temples to prevent their inundation by the Aswan High Dam begins.
- L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp - Ancient Ruins and Archaeology.
- Journal of Industrial Archaeology begins publication.
- "The Gazette: Official Public Record". The London Gazette (43390). 24 July 1964. Retrieved 4 June 2017.