Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Dame Kathleen Kenyon has always been a larger-than-life figure, likely the most influential woman archaeologist of the 20th century. In the first full-length biography of Kenyon, Miriam Davis recounts not only her many achievements in the field but also her personal side, known to very few of her contemporaries. Her public side is a catalog of major successes: discovering the oldest city at Jericho with its amazing collection of plastered skulls; untangling the archaeological complexities of ancient Jerusalem and identifying the original City of David; participating in the discipline's most famous all-woman excavation at Great Zimbabwe. Her development (with Sir Mortimer Wheeler) of stratigraphic trenching methods has been universally emulated by archaeologists for over half a century. Her private life-her childhood as daughter of the director of the British Museum, her accidental choice of a career in archaeology, her working at bombed sites in London during the blitz, and her solitary retirement to Wales-are generally unknown. Davis provides a balanced and illuminating picture of both the public Dame Kenyon and the private person.

Author Biography

Miriam C. Davis teaches at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Prologue: Jericho, 1953p. 11
In the Shadow of the British Museump. 13
Beginning in Archaeologyp. 28
From St. Albans to Samariap. 42
The Institute of Archaeologyp. 71
Walls of Jerichop. 101
"The Oldest Town in the World"p. 128
Searching for the City of Davidp. 155
Battling Over Jerusalemp. 193
St. Hugh's and Rose Hillp. 213
Worksp. 227
Abbreviations and Notesp. 230
Referencesp. 258
Indexp. 268
About the Authorp. 280
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