The year 1928 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- American astronomer and University of Arizona professor A. E. Douglass participates in a National Geographic Society research project under Neil Merton Judd exploring Chaco Canyon. Using his newly invented technique of dendrochronology, Douglass dates Chetro Ketl and dozens of Chacoan sites (through 1929).
- Tell Arpachiyah in Iraq explored by Reginald Campbell Thompson.
- September: John Garstang conducts first excavations at Et-Tell.
- September–October: Porlock Stone Circle on Exmoor in England surveyed by Harold St George Gray.
- Italian archaeologist Luigi Maria Ugolini begins excavations at Buthrotum in Epirus (modern-day Albania).
- V. Gordon Childe begins excavations at Skara Brae.
- Stuart Piggott begins excavations at Butser Hill.
- Marthe and Saint-Just Péquart begin excavation of Mesolithic sites on the Breton island of Téviec.
- The first excavations begin at Yinxu, China led by Li Chi of the Chinese Institute of History and Philosophy.
- Chinese archeologist Pei Wenzhong joins the continuing excavations at Peking Man site in Zhoukoudian, China.
- Excavations at Beit Shemesh (continue to 1931).
- Gertrude Caton Thompson begins excavations at Great Zimbabwe.
- Dorothy Garrod excavates cave sites in Judea and south Kurdistan.
- A Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft and University of Pennsylvania team led by Oscar Reuther begins excavations at Ctesiphon.
- John Winter Crowfoot begins excavations of early Christian churches at Jerash (Gerasa) in Transjordan (continue to 1930).
- Mortimer Wheeler begins excavations at Lydney Park (continues to 1929).
- February 2: Stanley South, American archaeologist; author of Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology (1977) (died 2016)
- March 8: Björn Ambrosiani, Swedish archaeologist
- April 26: Charles Thomas, Cornish prehistorian (died 2016)
- September 27: Margaret Rule, British maritime archaeologist (died 2015)
Arthur Mace of the British archaeologist Howard Carter excavation team, said to have died of arsenic poisoning in 1928.
- Péquart, M.; Péquart, S.-J.; Boule, M.; Vallois, H. (1937). Téviec, station nécropole mésolithique du Morbihan. Mémoire 18. Paris: Archives de l'Institut de Paléontologie Humaine.
- Schippmann, K. (1980). Ktesiphon-Expedition im Winter 1928/29. Grundzüge der parthischen Geschichte. Darmstadt.
- Meyer, E. (1929). "Seleukia und Ktesiphon". Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft zu Berlin. 67: 1–26.
- Reuther, O. (1929). "The German Excavations at Ctesiphon". Antiquity. 3 (12): 434–451.
- Upton, J. (1932). "The Expedition to Ctesiphon 1931–1932". Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 27: 188–197.
- Fowler, Peter (8 May 2016). "Charles Thomas obituary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- "Margaret Rule obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- Tutankhamun's Curse?, Published in History Today Volume 64 Issue 3 March 2014