1880 in archaeology
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The year 1880 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- William Matthew Flinders Petrie travels to Egypt and conducts a survey of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- Nicolay Nicolaysen excavates the Gokstad ship in Norway.
- Heinrich Schliemann begins excavation around the Tomb of Minyas at Orchomenus (Boeotia).
- The foundations of a convent, first erected in 670, discovered at Minster in Kent.
- Varvakeion Athena.
- The mandible of a Neanderthal child is discovered in a secure context in Šipka cave in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Czech Republic) associated with cultural debris including hearths, Mousterian tools and bones of extinct animals.
- Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and Juan Vilanova y Piera publish their initial findings on the paintings in the Cave of Altamira, suggesting to initial scepticism that they are of the Paleolithic period.
- The Journal of Hellenic Studies begins publication.
- April 11 – Julio C. Tello, Peruvian archaeologist (d. 1947)
- April 17 – Leonard Woolley, British archaeologist of Mesopotamia (d. 1960)
- Schliemann, Heinrich (1881). Orchomenos: Bericht über meine Ausgrabungen in Böotischen Orchomenos. Leipzig.
- "Minster". The Cornishman (122). 11 November 1880. p. 5.
- "A numismatic index to the "Journal of Hellenic Studies", 1880-1969, by J. R. Jones". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "Charles Leonard Woolley". Artifacts of Excavation. The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. Retrieved 22 June 2017.