1927 in archaeology
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The year 1927 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Large scale excavations begin at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China under Canadian paleoanthropologist Davidson Black with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
- The Swedish Cyprus Expedition begins 3½ years of excavations under Einar Gjerstad.
- Excavations at Skara Brae begin under V. Gordon Childe (completed in 1930).
- Excavations at Tepe Gawra begin by an American team under Ephraim Avigdor Speiser.
- Pločnik archaeological site discovered in southern Serbia, with findings of the Vinca culture (5500 BC).
- Excavations begin at Garðar Cathedral Ruins.
- Davidson Black's excavations at Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian, China yielded a human tooth that he proposed belonged to a new species that he named Sinanthropus pekinensis
- Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur uncover the Enheduanna calcite disc.
- First location of wreckage from the VOC Zuytdorp in Western Australia.
- March - The journal Antiquity is first published.
- Alan Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs is first published.
- Work begins on draining Lake Nemi to recover the Nemi ships.
- December - An international commission declares most artefacts from the excavations at Glozel to be forgeries.
- January 14 - Rodolphe Kasser, Swiss philologist and archaeologist (d. 2013)
- February 10 - Bridget Allchin, British archaeologist and prehistorian (d. 2017)
- November 4 - Ivor Noël Hume, British historical archaeologist (d.2017)
- "Excavation - Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Profiles". nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Bridget Allchin obituary". The Guardian. 23 August 2017.
- "Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89". The New York Times. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.