1865 in archaeology

The year 1865 in archaeology involved some significant events.

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  • Joseph Barnard Davis and John Thurnam complete publication of Crania Britannica: delineations and descriptions of the skulls of the aboriginal and early inhabitants of the British islands.
  • John Lubbock publishes Pre-historic Times, as Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages, including his coinage of the term Palæolithic.[1]
  • Joseph-Alexander Martigny publishes Dictionnaire des antiquités chrétiennes.
  • Edward Burnett Tylor publishes Researches into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization.





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  1. ^ "Palaeolithic, adj. and n.". Oxford English Dictionary online version (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. December 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-24. (subscription or participating institution membership required)
  2. ^ "The History of the PEF". pef.org.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "James Henry Breasted". britannica.com. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Foucher, A. (Alfred) 1865-1952". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ Edwards, Edward (17 June 2010). Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870. Cambridge University Press. p. 43. ISBN 9781108014953.