1955 in archaeology
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The year 1955 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Thor Heyerdahl organizes the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island (continues to 1956).
- A. C. O'Dell begins excavations on St Ninian's Isle (continues to 1958).
- Archaeological Survey of India begins excavations at Nagda chalcolithic site (continues to 1957).
- A Hebrew University team led by Yigal Yadin begins excavations at Tel Hazor (continues to 1958).
- Cyril Fox - Offa's Dyke: a Field Survey of the Western Frontier Works of Mercia in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries AD.
- Ivan Donald Margary - Roman Roads in Britain, vol. 1.
- I. A. Richmond - Roman Britain (Penguin Books).
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- The term "Industrial archaeology" first appears in print, in an article by Michael Rix in The Amateur Historian.
- January 1 - Arthur C. Parker, part-Seneca American archaeologist and ethnographer of Native Americans in the United States (born 1881).
- March 31 - Thomas Dunbabin, Australian-born Classical archaeologist (born 1911).
- August 17 - Edward Thurlow Leeds, English archaeologist of the Anglo-Saxons (born 1877).
- October 29 - Alexander Keiller, British archaeologist and benefactor (born 1889).
- December 15 - V. E. Nash-Williams, Welsh archaeologist (born 1897).
- December 25 - Thomas J. Preston, Jr., American archaeologist (born 1862).