1865 in archaeology
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The year 1865 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- The first report of a discovery of Coţofeni culture at Râpa Roșie in Romania is made by Fr. W. Schuster.
- John Lubbock publishes Pre-historic Times, as Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages, including his coinage of the term Palæolithic.
- Joseph-Alexander Martigny publishes Dictionnaire des antiquités chrétiennes.
- Edward Burnett Tylor publishes Researches into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization.
- French archeologist Auguste Mariette discovers Ti watching a hippopotamus hunt, tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Fifth dynasty of Egypt. It is made c. 2510 BC - 2460 BC.
- Churchill Babington elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge.
- Palestine Exploration Fund is established.
- June 22 - Friedrich Sarre, German Orientalist (d. 1945)
- August 27 - James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
- Alfred Foucher, French scholar and archaeologist of Buddhism (d. 1952)
- May 4: Henry Christy, English ethnologist, archaeologist and sponsor (born 1810).
- May 21 - Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist (born 1788).
- "Palaeolithic, adj. and n.". Oxford English Dictionary online version (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. December 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-24. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "The History of the PEF". pef.org.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "James Henry Breasted". britannica.com. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- "Foucher, A. (Alfred) 1865-1952". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- Edwards, Edward. Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870. Cambridge University Press. p. 43. ISBN 9781108014953.