1905 in archaeology
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The year 1905 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Theodore M. Davis officially granted exclusive concession to excavate in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
- Major project of excavation and restoration at Teotihuacan begun under archeologist Leopoldo Batres.
- First excavations at Deir al-Madinah by Ernesto Schiaparelli.
- First scientific survey at Great Zimbabwe begun by David Randall-MacIver.
- George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, first excavates in Egypt.
- G. Baldwin Brown publishes The Care of Ancient Monuments: an account of the legislative and other measures adopted in European countries...
- Francis J. Haverfield publishes "The Romanization of Roman Britain" in Proceedings of the British Academy.
- J.R. Mortimer and Robert Mortimer publish their Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire.
- Thomas Gann publishes first descriptions of Maya site of Lubaantun.
- Naranjo discovered by Teoberto Maler.
- Caral, the oldest Andean city, discovered.
- Winter 1904–5 - Lion Capital of Asoka, dated to about 250 BCE, discovered at Sarnath by F.O. Oertel.
- Approximate date - Principia of the Roman fort at Bremetennacum (Ribchester), Lancashire, England, discovered by men working for Miss Greenall.
- Arthur Weigall appointed to replace Howard Carter as Chief Inspector of Antiquities for Upper Egypt.
- January 26 - Olga Tufnell, English archaeologist of the Near East (died 1985).
- October 31 - W. F. Grimes, Welsh archaeologist (died 1988).
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