1966 in archaeology
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The year 1966 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Excavation of the Maya site of Chinkultic by Stephan F. de Borhegyi of the Public Museum of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- New excavations at Viroconium (Wroxeter) in England begin.
- Excavations at Mezhirich, Ukraine, by I. G. Pidoplichko begin (continue to 1974).
- First organized excavations at Minshat Abu Omar.
- The third trove of Qabala treasures
- Ongoing excavations at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China unearth a premolar and two pieces of skull fragment
- The Fishpool Hoard from Nottinghamshire, England
- The Magerius Mosaic from Smirat, Tunisia
- Max Mallowan - Nimrud and its Remains.
- Oxford City and County Museum - City of Oxford Redevelopment: Archaeological Implications.
- Start of probably the first course in the United States to carry the title "Historical Archaeology", taught at the University of Pennsylvania by John L. Cotter of the National Park Service.
- August 30 - Joann Fletcher, English Egyptologist