1904 in archaeology
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The year 1904 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Tomb of Nefertari discovered by Ernesto Schiaparelli.
- Winter 1904–5 - Inscription in a form of Proto-Sinaitic script, dated to the mid-19th century BCE, discovered in Sinai by Hilda and Flinders Petrie.
- Rudolf Ernst Brünnow and Alfred von Domaszewski begin publication of Die Provincia Arabia, containing a detailed description of Petra.
- January 19 - Pei Wenzhong, founding father of Chinese anthropology (died 1982).
- May 6 - Max Mallowan, English archaeologist (died 1978).