1998 in archaeology
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- Igeum-dong, a settlement-burial-ceremonial site of the Mumun Pottery Period in Sacheon, Korea (excavations finish in 1999).
- Excavations at Urkesh by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft.
- October: Excavation begins at "Seahenge" ('Holme I'), a prehistoric timber circle off Holme-next-the-Sea in England discovered earlier in the year.
- Belitung shipwreck, an Arabian dhow carrying Tang Dynasty Chinese treasures wrecked off Belitung island in Indonesia about 830 AD.
- Whydah Gally, wrecked off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1717, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck ever discovered.
- Arthur stone at Tintagel Castle.
- World's oldest wet-rice (rice paddy) agricultural feature, c. 800 BC, at Okhyeon site, Ulsan, Korea.
- Flemming Kaul - Ships on Bronzes: a study in Bronze Age religion and iconography.
- Ian M. Stead - The Salisbury Hoard.
- Patricia Wattenmaker - Household and State in Upper Mesopotamia: specialized economy and the social uses of goods in an early complex society.
- Exhibition is held at the Harvard University Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts: "The Sphinx and the Pyramids: One Hundred Years of American Archaeology at Giza". A model of the Giza plateau is prepared for it.
- April 18: Linda Schele, American Mayanist (b. 1942)
- November 24: John Chadwick, English co-decipherer of Linear B (b. 1920)