1879 in archaeology
The year 1879 in archaeology involved some significant events.
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- Major excavation at Babylon, conducted by Hormuzd Rassam on behalf of the British Museum. Work continues until 1882.
- Excavation of the group tomb of the Sacred Band of Thebes who fell in the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC) in Boeotia by Panagiotis Stamatakis.
- Excavation of the stone circles of Junapani by J. H. Rivett-Carnac in Maharashtra.