The year 1957 in archaeology included many events, some of which are listed below. Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ...
See also: 1956 in archaeology, other events of 1957, 1958 in archaeology and the list of years in archaeology. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following entries cover events related to the study of archaeology which occurred in the listed year. ...
Categories: 1957 October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Vere Gordon Childe (April 14, 1892 - October 19, 1957) was an Australian archaeologist, perhaps best known for his excavation of the unique Neolithic site of Skara Brae in Orkney and for his Marxist views which informed his thinking about prehistory. ...
But although archaeology uses extensively the methods, techniques, and results of the physical and biological sciences, it is not a natural science; some consider it a discipline that is half science and half humanity.
Archaeology proper began with an interest in the Greeks and Romans and first developed in 18th-century Italy with the excavations of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The development of scientific archaeology in 19th-century Europe from the antiquarianism and treasure collecting of the previous three centuries was due to three things: a geological revolution, an antiquarian revolution, and the propagation of the doctrine of evolution.
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