1904 in archaeology
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The year 1904 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Edward Herbert Thompson dredges artifacts from the Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza.
- First formal excavations at Aphrodisias in Anatolia, by French railroad engineer Paul Augustin Gaudin, begin.
- Oseberg ship.
- Tomb of Nefertari discovered by Ernesto Schiaparelli.
- Winter 1904–5 - Inscription in a form of Proto-Sinaitic script, dated to the mid-19th century BCE, discovered in Sinai by Hilda and Flinders Petrie.
- Rudolf Ernst Brünnow and Alfred von Domaszewski begin publication of Die Provincia Arabia, containing a detailed description of Petra.
- January 19 - Pei Wenzhong, founding father of Chinese anthropology (died 1982).
- May 6 - Max Mallowan, English archaeologist (died 1978).
- "House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari". The Getty Conservation Institute. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "Sir Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan, CBE (6 May 1904 – 19 August 1978) 122093 - National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Alexander Murray". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 28 February 2017.