1938 in archaeology
The year 1938 in archaeology involved some significant events.
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- The Iron Age farmstead site at Little Woodbury, Wiltshire, England, by Gerhard Bersu for the Prehistoric Society using open area excavation techniques (continues to 1939; published 1940).
- Llantwit Major Roman Villa in Wales, by V. E. Nash-Williams (continues to 1948).
- The Neolithic settlement of Rinyo on Rousay in Orkney (Scotland), by V. Gordon Childe (resumed 1946).
- T. D. Kendrick - Anglo-Saxon Art to A.D. 900.
- Maya site of Caracol is rediscovered.
- Luther Cressman, the first to explore the region, discovered preserved 9,000-year-old shredded sage sandals at Fort Rock Cave in south central Oregon, USA. Until radiocarbon dating verified his find, his belief was that humans had occupied the area a maximum of 4,000 years ago.
- 'Barber surgeon of Avebury'.
- Bronze Head from Ife.
- 24 February - Thomas Gann, explorer and archaeologist (born 1867)