1959 in archaeology

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The year 1959 in archaeology involved some significant events.

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  • At Mesa Verde National Park, the Wetherill Mesa Archeological Project begins for excavation of three cliff dwellings (Long House, Mug House, and Step House), including a survey of Wetherill Mesa and excavation of selected mesa-top sites (completed in 1972).
  • Excavations begin at Amri (completed in 1962).
  • Excavations at Nonsuch Palace, Surrey, England, by Martin Biddle begin (completed in 1960).

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