1851 in archaeology
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The year 1851 in archaeology included many events, some of which are listed below.
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- J. Collingwood Bruce's The Roman Wall: a historical, topographical, and descriptive account of the barrier of the lower isthmus, extending from the Tyne to the Solway.
- Daniel Wilson's The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland, which introduces the word prehistoric into the English archaeological vocabulary.
- John Disney endows the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge, first held by John Howard Marsden
- 29 June: Jane Dieulafoy, French archaeologist, explorer, novelist and journalist (d. 1916)
- 8 July: Arthur Evans, English archaeologist best known for discovering the palace of Knossos on Crete (d. 1941)
- "DIEULAFOY, Jane et Marcel". www.inha.fr (in French). 28 January 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
- "The remarkable life of archaeologist and adventurer Arthur Evans". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 May 2017.