1928 in archaeology
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The year 1928 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- American astronomer and University of Arizona professor A. E. Douglass participates in a National Geographic Society research project under Neil Merton Judd exploring Chaco Canyon. Using his newly invented technique of dendrochronology, Douglass dates Chetro Ketl and dozens of Chacoan sites (through 1929).
- Tell Arpachiyah in Iraq explored by Reginald Campbell Thompson.
- September: John Garstang conducts first excavations at Et-Tell.
- Italian archaeologist Luigi Maria Ugolini begins excavations at Buthrotum in Epirus (modern-day Albania).
- V. Gordon Childe begins excavations at Skara Brae.
- Stuart Piggott begins excavations at Butser Hill.
- Marthe and Saint-Just Péquart begin excavation of Mesolithic sites on the Breton island of Téviec.
- The first excavations begin at Yinxu, China led by Li Chi of the Chinese Institute of History and Philosophy.
- Chinese archeologist Pei Wenzhong joins the continuing excavations at Peking Man site in Zhoukoudian, China.
- Excavations at Beit Shemesh (continues to 1931).
- Gertrude Caton–Thompson begins excavations at Great Zimbabwe.
- Dorothy Garrod excavates cave sites in Judea and south Kurdistan.
- A Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft and University of Pennsylvania team led by Oscar Reuther begins excavations at Ctesiphon.
- Mortimer Wheeler begins excavations at Lydney Park (continues to 1929).
- Continuing excavations at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China led by Davidson Black uncover more fossils of a new species he has dubbed Sinanthropus pekinensis.
- Ruins of Ugarit.
- First inscriptions of Byblos syllabary excavated by Maurice Dunand.
- V. Gordon Childe - The Most Ancient East: the oriental prelude to European prehistory.
- O. G. S. Crawford and Alexander Keiller - Wessex from the Air (Oxford).
- Davidson Black founds the Cenozoic Research Laboratory for the research and appraisal of fossils unearthed at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China
- February 2: Stanley South, American archaeologist; author of Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology (1977)
- September 27: Margaret Rule, British maritime archaeologist (died 2015)
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- Péquart, M.; Péquart, S.-J.; Boule, M.; Vallois, H. (1937). Téviec, station nécropole mésolithique du Morbihan. Mémoire 18. Paris: Archives de l'Institut de Paléontologie Humaine.
- Schippmann, K. (1980). Ktesiphon-Expedition im Winter 1928/29. Grundzüge der parthischen Geschichte. Darmstadt.
- Meyer, E. (1929). "Seleukia und Ktesiphon". Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft zu Berlin. 67: 1–26.
- Reuther, O. (1929). "The German Excavations at Ctesiphon". Antiquity. 3 (12): 434–451.
- Upton, J. (1932). "The Expedition to Ctesiphon 1931–1932". Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 27: 188–197.