Wace was educated at Shrewsbury School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was director of the British School at Athens (1914-1923), Deputy Keeper in the Department of Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum (1924-1934), the second Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at University of Cambridge (1934-1944) and professor at the Farouk I University in Egypt (1943-1952).
- Prehistoric Thessaly (1912).
- The nomads of the Balkans : an account of life and customs among the Vlachs of northern Pindus(1913).
- Excavations at Mycenae (1923).
- Chamber tombs at Mycenae (1932).
- Mycenae, an Archaeological History and Guide (1949).
- A Companion to Homer (1962).
- The Marlborough Tapestries (reprinted 1968).
- David Gill, ‘Wace, Alan John Bayard (1879–1957)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 1 June 2007
- *F. H. Stubbings, "Alan John Bayard Wace, 1879–1957", Proceedings of the British Academy, 44 (1958), 263–80.
- "Wace, Alan John Bayard (W898AJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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