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 in 1916 by R. A. Stewart Macalister (later 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)
- September 5 - Vronwy Hankey, b. Vronwy Mary Fisher, British Near Eastern archaeologist (d. 1998)
- November 3 - Rúaidhrí de Valera, Irish archaeologist (d. 1978)
- Matteo Sansone, Italian archaeologist (d. 1992)