1902 in archaeology
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The year 1902 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Leopoldo Batres initiates first major excavations at Monte Albán.
- E. A. Wallis Budge begins project at Meroë.
- Ludwig Borchardt leads Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft excavations at the Ancient Egyptian necropolis of Abusir.
- Georgios Sotiriadis excavates the tomb of the Macedonian warriors at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC).
- May 17 - Antikythera mechanism found by Valerios Stais
- Lansing Man found near Lansing, Kansas on the western bank of the Missouri River
- Etruscan chariot at Monteleone di Spoleto
- Tuxtla Statuette
- Böyük Dəhnə ancient artifacts
- Saimaluu Tash petroglyphs
- Tomb KV45 (Userhet) in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, discovered by Howard Carter working for Theodore M. Davis.
- Neolithic settlement of Magoula Balomenou near Chaeronea, discovered by Georgios Sotiriadis.
- Images of bison on the ceiling of the Cave of Altamira, Spain (discovered in 1879), accepted as authentic of c. 12000 BC.
- Restoration of Lion of Chaeronea begins.
- May 10 - Ian Richmond, British archaeologist of Ancient Rome (d. 1965).
- August 25 - Clarence Hungerford Webb, American archaeologist (d. 1991).
- Arvid Andrén, Swedish classical art historian (d. 1999).
- October 7 - Henry Syer Cuming, antiquarian, collector and secretary of the British Archaeological Association (b. 1817)
- "The scientific work". Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
- "What is the Antikythera Mechanism? How was this ancient 'computer' discovered?". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
- Bass, William M. (January 1973). "Lansing man: A half century later". American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 38 (1): 99–104. doi:10.1002/ajpa.1330380124. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
- "Clarence Hungerford Webb 1902-1991" (PDF). Cambridge.org. Retrieved 2017-06-08.