|1780s . 1790s in archaeology . 1800|
|Other events: 1790s . Archaeology timeline|
- Start of excavations at Tell Uqair by Iraqi Directorate General of Antiquities (Seton Lloyd, Taha Baqir and Fuad Safar).
- Start of excavations at Ahichatra.
- Start of excavations in the Vatican Necropolis.
- Excavations at Brahmagiri by M. H. Krishna of the Mysore state Archaeological Department.
- Gisela M. A. Richter - Handbook of the Etruscan Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
- September 12 - Lascaux caves. Painted c. 15,000 BC - 13,000 BC. Closed to the public in 1963.
- After ten-year expedition at Tanis, "Silver Pharaoh" tomb uncovered by Pierre Montet. It is the first ever intact tomb found.
- Ferriby Boat 2 discovered by Ted Wright.
- Balline Hoard in Ireland.
- October 14 - Ruth Tringham, Neolithic household and feminist archaeologist.
- February 26 - John Lamplugh Kirk, British archaeologist, collector and museum curator (b. 1869)
- April 25 - Wilhelm Dörpfeld, German archaeologist of Troy (b. 1853)
- June 27 - Harry Burton, English archaeological photographer, known for his photos of the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb (b. 1879).
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- ^ "Wilhelm Dorpfeld - German archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 May 2017.