1881 in archaeology
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The year 1881 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Timgad, Algeria, is excavated.
- The excavations at Olympia, Greece which began in 1875 and were led by Ernst Curtius end.
- March - Augustus Pitt Rivers finds palaeolithic flints in concreted gravels of the Nile terraces near Thebes.
- The birch bark Bakhshali manuscript, incorporating perhaps the earliest known use of mathematical zero, is unearthed near Bakhshali in British India.
- John Evans - The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland.
- H. A. Fletcher - "The archaeology of the west Cumberland iron trade". Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Archaeological Society 5:5–21.
- Possible earliest use of the term "Industrial archaeology" in the English language.
- January 24 - Frances Stackhouse Acton, English botanist, archaeologist, artist and writer (b. 1794)
- June 21 - Ferdinand Keller, Swiss archaeologist (b. 1800)
- "Olympia". britannica.com. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- Thompson, M. W. (1977). General Pitt-Rivers: evolution and archaeology in the nineteenth century. Bradford-on-Avon: Moonraker Press. p. 96. ISBN 0-239-00162-1.
- Forest and Stream (New York) 1881-05-26 16:326; The Builder (London) 1881-08-06 41:164.
- Briquelet, Kate (15 June 2014). "How Cleopatra’s Needle got to Central Park". New York Post. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "Frances Stackhouse". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2017.