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The year 2007 in archaeology
- South China Sea shipwrecks.
- River Boyne shipwreck (1530s) off Drogheda in Ireland.
- Large-scale excavation of Buckton Castle in the north west of England begins.
- 6 January: Vale of York Hoard of 617 mostly Anglo-Saxon silver coins and 65 other items of precious metal deposited by Vikings soon after 927 CE is discovered near Harrogate in the north of England (reported 19 July).
- 15 January: A Jeulmun Pottery Period pit burial containing the c. 2000 BC skeletons of two humans in a death embrace at the Ando-ri Site in Yeosu, South Korea.
- 16 January: A fossilized human skull found at Pestera cu Oase, Romania, is dated to be about 35,000 years old and described to have features of mixed origin, both from modern Homo sapiens and older branches of the genus Homo.
- 13 February: Excavation of stone percussive tools made by chimpanzees on a site in the Ivory Coast used by chimps 4,300 years BP is announced.
- April: First discoveries in River Wear at Elvet Bridge in Durham, England.
- 7 May: A team of Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great, ruler of Judea (1st century BC).
- 3 August: Mexican archaeologists announce discovery of what is believed to be the tomb of Aztec emperor Ahuitzotl.
- Summer: Asthall hoard of mostly 15th century gold angel coins found in Oxfordshire, England.
- September: Rehov beehives, Israel.
- 13 December: Discovery of what is believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant, a pirate ship abandoned by Captain William Kidd in the 17th century, by divers in shallow waters off Catalina Island, Dominican Republic reported.
- Spartia temple, Greece.
- Late Iron Age high-status warrior grave found in rescue dig at Chichester in southern England.
- Early prehistoric artefacts in Misliya Cave, Israel.
- Paleolithic tools from Jwalapuram in India (published).
- A carving of a mammoth estimated to be 13,000 years old, is found in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, England.
- Dornier Do 215 light bomber off Waddenzee in the Netherlands.
- David W. Anthony - The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World.
- Dan Hicks - The Garden of the World: an Historical Archaeology of Sugar Landscapes in the Eastern Caribbean.
- Ruth M. Van Dyke - The Chaco Experience: Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place.
- Samuel M. Wilson - The Archaeology of the Caribbean.
- 30 October: Researchers backdate the male remains known as the "Red Lady of Paviland" (discovered in 1823) by 4,000 years to 29,000 years BP, making it the earliest known human burial in Britain.
- Report on excavation of Kinsey Cave in North Yorkshire finds evidence of the presence of bears and lynx in early medieval England.
- 20 February: Kenneth Steer, British archaeologist and British Army officer (b. 1913)
- 19 July: Alanah Woody, American archaeologist (b. 1956)
- 20 October: Stine Rossel, Danish archaeologist (b. 1975)
- 24 December: Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, American archaeologist (b. 1910)
- "Object: Vale of York Hoard". A History of the World. BBC. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Viking treasure trove unearthed". BBC News. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Early Korea Project News".[permanent dead link]
- "Daum and Yeonhap" (in Korean).[permanent dead link]
- "European skull's evolving story". BBC News. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- "Ancient chimps 'used stone tools'". BBC News. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "River Wear excavation yields historical treasures". BBC. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
- Urquhart, Conal (9 May 2007). "Herod's tomb found after 35-year search". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- newsday.com (Associated Press)[dead link]
- "Ashmolean acquires a hoard of angels". Media. Oxford: Ashmolean Museum. 9 December 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- "First Beehives in Ancient Near East Discovered". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Captain Kidd Ship Found". Yahoo News. 13 December 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
- "Captain Kidd's Shipwreck Of 1699 Discovered". Science Daily. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
- "Captain Kidd (1645–1701)". PortCities London. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
- Schultz, Isaac (30 July 2019). "Found: A Mysterious Warrior From Late Iron Age England". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- Petraglia, Michael, et al. (6 July 2007). "Middle Paleolithic Assemblages from the Indian Subcontinent Before and After the Toba Super-Eruption," Science 317 (5834): 114–116.
- FlyPast, No. 315, October 2007, pp. 62–63.
- "The Horse, the Wheel, and Language". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- Hicks, Dan; Beaudry, Mary C. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. OUP Oxford. p. 689. ISBN 9780199218714.
- Lekson, Stephen H. (1 August 2009). "A New Deal for Chaco Canyon? (Van Dyke's The Chaco Experience: Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place)". Current Anthropology. 50 (4): 579–580. doi:10.1086/600032.
- Wilson, Samuel M. (2007). The Archaeology of the Caribbean. Cambridge Core. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511816505. ISBN 9780511816505. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Age of earliest human burial in Britain pinpointed". University of Oxford. 30 October 2007. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- Taylor T. et al. (2007). Revised report on English Heritage (HEEP) funded threat-led 715 fieldwork at Kinsey Cave, High Scar, above Giggleswick Scar, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire (SD 80408 716 65709), SAM No.13248. Archive Report to English Heritage, UK.
- "Kenneth Steer obituary". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Virginia City News". virginiacitynews.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- Kerner, Susanne; Dann, Rachael; Bangsgaard, Pernille (2015). Climate and Ancient Societies. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 9788763541992.
- Holley, Joe (14 January 2008). "Pompeian Historian Wilhelmina Jashemski". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 December 2017.