1900 in archaeology
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- March 16: Arthur Evans purchases Knossos and soon after begins excavations.
- Excavations by Friedrich Delitzsch begin at Assur.
- University of Pennsylvania excavations at Nippur conclude (began in 1888).
- Gordium excavated by Gustav and Alfred Körte.
- Kavousi excavated by Harriet Boyd.
- Villa Boscoreale, near Pompeii, excavated.
- Excavations at Hedeby in Jutland begin.
- April 5: A large cache of clay tablets with a script used for writing Mycenaean Greek, now known as Linear B, is found at Knossos.
- May: Migdale Hoard of early Bronze Age jewellery discovered near Bonar Bridge in Scotland.
- October: Greek sponge divers discover the Antikythera wreck.
- Dr. James K. Hampson documents find of the Island 35 Mastodon skeleton in the Mississippi River.
- Site of Temple of Eshmun discovered in Lebanon.
- May 2 - A. W. Lawrence, English Classical archaeologist (d. 1991).
- May 23 - Gustav Riek, German archaeologist (d. 1976).
- August 18 - Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964).
- August 19 - Dorothy Burr Thompson, American archaeologist and art historian (d. 2001).
- May 4 - Augustus Pitt Rivers, English ethnologist and archaeologist (b. 1827).
- May 18 - Félix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher and archaeologist (b. 1813).
- Selwood, Dominic (2017-04-05). "On this day in 1900: Archaeologists find the key to a 3,000-year-old lost Greek civilisation". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
- "Historic Figures: Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827 - 1900)". BBC History. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- "Jean-Gaspard-Felix Lacher Ravaisson-Mollien - French philosopher". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 May 2017.