1963 in archaeology
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The year 1963 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Excavation of Eshmun Temple by Maurice Dunand begins (continues into the 1970s).
- Excavation of Masada by Yigael Yadin begins (continues until 1965).
- Kenneth Hudson - Industrial Archaeology: an introduction.
- Warrior of Hirschlanden.
- Hal Ball spots Maya site of Altun Ha from the air.
- Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe.
- Ferriby Boat 3 found by Ted Wright. The boat is at least 4,000 years old and dates back to the Bronze Age. It is thought to be the oldest Bronze Age boat found in Western Europe.
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- April 1 - Industrial Monuments Survey for the Ministry of Public Building and Works (Great Britain) commenced by Rex Wailes.
- Lascaux caves closed to the public. (Painted c.15000–13000 BC; discovered in 1940.)
- First County Archaeologist appointed in England, B.J.N. (Ben) Edwards in Lancashire.
- February 28: Harold St George Gray, English archaeologist (b. 1872).
- June 11: Alfred V. Kidder, American archaeologist (b. 1885).
- June 23: Frans Blom, Danish Mayanist (b. 1893).
- August 28: Umberto Zanotti Bianco, Italian archaeologist, environmentalist and senator (b. 1889).
- September 16: Winifred Lamb, English archaeologist (b. 1894).
- November 13: Margaret Murray, Anglo-Indian Egyptologist (b. 1863).
- December 19: Sir Alan Gardiner, English Egyptologist (b. 1879).
- "Bronze Age boat 'oldest in Europe'". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Peregrine, Peter N. (Peter Neal) (1963-)". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Harold St George Gray". ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- "Alfred V. Kidder". Britannica.com. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
- "Frans Ferdinand Blom - Danish archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 May 2017.