1901 in archaeology
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The year 1901 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- British School at Rome established.
- KV44 at the Valley of the Kings, Egypt by Howard Carter and Donald P. Ryan.
- Excavations and renovations at Mitla conducted by Leopoldo Batres.
- Excavation of the Minoan town at Gournia by Harriet Boyd-Hawes and Blanche Wheeler Williams begins (continues to 1904).
- December: Code of Hammurabi at Susa.
- "Ivory bangle lady" in York, England, the skeleton and grave goods of a later fourth century high-status, possibly Christian, inhabitant of Eboracum, much later identified as of mixed race.
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- Edward Herbert Thompson buys the ruins of Chichen Itza for 75 United States dollars
- General Land Office special agent S. J. Holsinger recommends creating a national park to preserve archaeological sites in Chaco Canyon
- February 15 - André Parrot, French archaeologist of the Near East (d. 1980)
- July 17 - Theresa Goell, American archaeologist of the Near East (d. 1985)
- October 18 - A. Ledyard Smith, American archaeologist of the Americas (d. 1985)
- Charles Green, English archaeologist (d. 1972)