1939 in archaeology
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The year 1939 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- University of Pennsylvania project at Piedras Negras, Guatemala ends (started 1931).
- Palace of Nestor in Pylos by Carl Blegen (resumed 1952-69).
- Tomb of Psusennes at Tanis by Pierre Montet (started 1928).
- Grahame Clark: Archaeology and Society.
- Matthew Stirling discovers the bottom half of Stela C at Tres Zapotes.
- May: Sutton Hoo ship burial unearthed by Basil Brown and Edith Pretty in Suffolk, England.
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- May 6: Dorothy Garrod is elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge, the first woman to hold an Oxbridge chair.
- November 6: Peter J. Reynolds, English experimental archaeologist (d. 2001)
- December 10: Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist