The year 1874 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- William Henry Jackson of the Hayden Survey photographs the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings.
- Excavation of Eadgils' mound at Gamla Uppsala in Sweden.
- Excavation of Bharhut stupa in India by Alexander Cunningham.
- Excavations of Nineveh by George Smith for the British Museum conclude.
- German Archaeological Institute at Athens established.
- March 9: Herbert Maryon, English sculptor, archaeologist and conservator (d. 1965)
- May 9: Howard Carter, English Egyptologist (d. 1939)
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- ^ Cunningham, Alexander (1879). The Stûpa of Bharhut: a Buddhist monument ornamented with numerous sculptures illustrative of Buddhist legend and history in the third century B.C. London: W. H. Allen.
- ^ Smith, George (1875). Assyrian Discoveries: An Account of Explorations and Discoveries on the Site of Nineveh, During 1873 to 1874.
- ^ "Herbert James Maryon". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851–1951. University of Glasgow History of Art. 2011a. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- ^ "Howard Carter - British archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 31 May 2017.