1899 in archaeology
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The year 1899 in archaeology involved some significant excavations.
- 31 December: A large standing stone at Stonehenge falls over.
- Shang dynasty oracle bones from the site of Yinxu are discovered by Wang Yiron, director of the Imperial College of China.
- Roman Empire-related silver plate is found near Qalagah, Azerbaijan.
- Sand quarriers find over 800 fragmentary Neanderthal remains representing at least 12 and likely as many as 70 individuals on the hill of Hušnjakovo in Krapina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Croatia), identified by Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger.
- 30 December: Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer; co-discoverer of Viking artifacts at L'Anse aux Meadows (d. 2001).
- William Duncan Strong, American archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1962).