1873 in archaeology
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The year 1873 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Antonio García Cubas makes first scholarly description of the ruins of the Toltec capital in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.
- José Ramos Orihuela discovers the cave paintings in the Painted cave of Galdar ("Cueva Pintada") at Gáldar, Las Palmas, on Gran Canaria.
- May 27 - German Classical archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers "Priam's Treasure" at the presumed site of Troy in Anatolia.
- The Hiddensee treasure, a hoard of pendants and other gold jewellery from the time of Viking ruler Harald Bluetooth, is found on the German island of Hiddensee in the Baltic.