1969 in archaeology

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The year 1969 in archaeology involved some significant events.

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  • June - Blackfriars Ship II discovered by Peter Marsden in London.
  • Ship remains at the Marsala Ship site off Sicily are discovered.
  • Wreck of the VOC ship Amsterdam (lost on her maiden voyage in 1749) is exposed off Bulverhythe in the English Channel.
  • In Ireland, from the burial mound at Grannagh, finds included 10 glass beads (one of dumbbell-shape), 3 fragmentary bronze La Tène-type fibulae of rod-bow type, some bone beads or pins, and some items of iron.
  • In Wuwei County, Gansu Province, Lanzhou, an artefact is excavated depicting a vigorous horse with long tail waving and head perking.

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