The year 1902 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Leopoldo Batres initiates first major excavations at Monte Albán.
- E. A. Wallis Budge begins project at Meroë.
- Ludwig Borchardt leads Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft excavations at the Ancient Egyptian necropolis of Abusir.
- Georgios Sotiriadis excavates the tomb of the Macedonian warriors at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC).
- May 17 – Antikythera mechanism found by Valerios Stais
- Lansing Man found near Lansing, Kansas on the western bank of the Missouri River
- Etruscan chariot at Monteleone di Spoleto
- Tuxtla Statuette
- Böyük Dəhnə ancient artifacts
- Saimaluu Tash petroglyphs
- Tomb KV45 (Userhet) in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, discovered by Howard Carter working for Theodore M. Davis.
- Neolithic settlement of Magoula Balomenou near Chaeronea, discovered by Georgios Sotiriadis.
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- Bass, William M. (January 1973). "Lansing man: A half century later". American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 38 (1): 99–104. doi:10.1002/ajpa.1330380124. PMID 4345344.
- "Clarence Hungerford Webb 1902–1991" (PDF). Cambridge.org. Retrieved June 8, 2017.