1890 in archaeology
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The year 1890 in archaeology:
- Arthur Evans excavates a Belgae cemetery site at Aylesford.
- J.R. Mortimer begins excavations at Duggleby Howe.
- The Society of Antiquaries of London begins its excavations of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester Roman Town).
- Flinders Petrie excavates at Tell el-Hesi, Palestine (mistakenly identified as Lachish), the first scientific excavation of an archaeological site in the Holy Land, during which he discovers how tells are formed.