1921 in archaeology
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The year 1921 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, China is discovered by Swedish geologist Johan Gunnar Andersson and American palaeontologist Walter W. Granger.
- Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, China is first excavated by Austrian palaeontologist Otto Zdansky.
- Excavations at Beit She'an by the University of Pennsylvania begin (continue to 1933).
- Daya Ram Sahni starts excavations at Harrappa for the Archaeological Survey of India.
- Material unearthed by Otto Zdansky's excavations at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China which will eventually yield two human molars; but these finds will not be announced until 1926.
- Edward Thurlow Leeds discovers an early settlement site of the Anglo-Saxons at Sutton Courtenay, the first in England to be systematically excavated.
- Hjortspring boat.
- Pernik sword is discovered.
- January - Society of Antiquaries of London begins publication of The Antiquaries Journal.