1916 in archaeology
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The year 1916 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Start of first excavations at Adelsö.
- In Ireland, the burial mound at Grannagh, near Ardrahan in County Galway, is first excavated by R. A. Stewart Macalister (re-excavated in 1969 by Etienne Rynne).
- Grafton Elliot Smith - On the Significance of the Geographical Distribution of Mummification: a study of the migrations of peoples and the spread of certain customs and beliefs.
- Uaxactun and the first known Maya inscription from the 8th Baktun of the Maya calendar are found by Sylvanus G. Morley.
- January 1 - Paul Faure, French Mediterranean archaeologist (d. 2007)
- June 14 - Joe Caldwell, American archaeologist (d. 1973)
- August 23 - Sheppard Frere, British archaeologist of the Roman Empire (d. 2015)
- August 27 - Halet Çambel, Turkish archaeologist (d. 2014)
- September 15 - Vronwy Hankey, British Near Eastern archaeologist (d. 1998)
- November 3 - Rúaidhrí de Valera, Irish archaeologist (d. 1978)
- Matteo Sansone, Italian archaeologist (d. 1992)
- May 25 - Jane Dieulafoy, French archaeologist, explorer, novelist and journalist (b. 1851)
- October 3 - James Burgess, Scottish archaeologist active in India (b. 1832)
- Manning, William (10 March 2015). "Sheppard Frere obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
- "Halet Çambel - obituary". The Telegraph. 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Obituary: Vronwy Hankey". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "DIEULAFOY, Jane et Marcel". www.inha.fr (in French). 28 January 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2017.