1893 in archaeology

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The year 1893 in archaeology involved some significant events.



  • September 11–October 25 - Augustus Pitt Rivers excavates Wor Barrow ditch.[1]
  • Wilhelm Dörpfeld begins his excavations of Troy.[2]
  • House of the Silver Wedding, Pompeii. Built in early 1st century AD. Excavated the year of silver wedding anniversary of Italy's King Humbert and his wife, Margherita of Savoy, who have supported archaeological fieldwork at Pompeii.[3]
  • March 31 - The Dartmoor Exploration Committee commence their excavations of the Bronze age settlement of Grimspound.


  • Baron J. de Baye - The Industrial Arts of the Anglo-Saxons. Sonnenschein, London.
  • Gustaf Nordenskiöld - The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, Southwestern Colorado, Their Pottery and Their Implements. P. A. Norstedt and Soner, Stockholm-Chicago.
  • Alois Riegl - Stilfragen: Grundlegungen zu einer Geschichte der Ornamentik, George Siemens, Berlin.







  1. ^ Thompson, M. W. (1977). General Pitt-Rivers: evolution and archaeology in the 19th century. Bradford-on-Avon: Moonraker Press. pp. 105–7. ISBN 0-239-00162-1. 
  2. ^ "Wilhelm Dorpfeld - German archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pompeii, House of the Silver Wedding, Interior: Atrium - Version details". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Frans Ferdinand Blom - Danish archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sir Alexander Cunningham - British army officer and archaeologist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 May 2017.