1903 in archaeology
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The year 1903 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Thomas Gann makes first scholarly investigation of Lubaantun.
- Raphael Pumpelly explores at Anau in Turkestan.
- Excavations at Assur are continued by a team from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft led initially by Robert Koldewey (continue until 1913).
- Excavations at Orchomenus (Boeotia) are begun by a team from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities led by Heinrich Bulle and Adolf Furtwängler (continue until 1905).
- The remains of "Cheddar Man" are found within Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton, dating to approximately 7150 BCE.
- KV43, the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmose IV in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, is discovered by Howard Carter for Theodore M. Davis.
- Salomon Reinach suggests that cave paintings are expressions of "sympathetic magic".
- Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, near Pompeii, with fresco wall paintings (c.50–40 BCE) first installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- G. Baldwin Brown - The Arts in Early England, vol. 1.
- Teoberto Maler - Researches in the Central Portion of the Usumatsintla Valley: report of explorations for the Museum, 1898-1900, vol. 2, completing a detailed description of Yaxchilan and nearby Maya sites (Peabody Institute).
- March 22 - Mary Chubb, English archaeologist and author working in Egypt and the Near East (died 2003)
- August 7 - Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist (died 1972)
- Kenneth Murray, English-born archaeologist working in Nigeria (died 1972)
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- "The scientific work". Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
- "Gough's Cave excavation". Natural History Museum. Archived from the original on 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
- Carter, Howard; Newberry, Percy E. (1904). The Tomb of Thoutmôsis IV. Westminster: Constable.
- "Works of Art Collection Database". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
- "Louis Leakey". Britannica.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017.