1976 in archaeology
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The year 1976 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- The Chaco Project (National Park Service and University of New Mexico) excavates fourteen rooms at Pueblo Alto from 1976 to 1978.
- Hwangnyongsa, a large-scale Buddhist temple of the Korean Three Kingdoms state of Silla dating to AD 553 (excavations continue until 1983).
- Excavations at Tell Brak, Syria, are begun by a team from the Institute of Archaeology of the University of London (continue until 1981).
- Excavations at Mezhirich, Ukraine, resume, by N. L. Korniets and M. I. Gladkih (continue to 1981).
- Neolithic Tomb of the Eagles on Orkney first excavated by Ronald Simison.
- The Landscape of Towns by Michael Aston and James Bond.
- La Résistance africaine à la Romanisation by Marcel Bénabou.
- The Stone Circles of the British Isles by Aubrey Burl.
- The Mycenaean World by John Chadwick.
- "The integration of historical and archaeological data concerning an historic wreck site, the Kennemerland", by Keith Muckelroy, World Archaeology 7.3 pp 280–289.
- Farming in the Iron Age by Peter J Reynolds.
- Industrial Archeology: a new look at the American heritage by Theodore Anton Sande.
- Tomb of Fu Hao discovered at Yinxu
- Joya de Cerén, "Pompeii of the Americas"
- Nim Li Punit
- The fourth trove of Qabala treasures
- Fossil animal footprints found at Laetoli, Tanzania.
- July 22: Mortimer Wheeler, British archaeologist (b. 1890)
- Neil Merton Judd, American archaeologist (b. 1887)