Kathleen Kenyon
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Israeli Archaeology
Educational background  :
Educated at Oxford in Fertile Crescent and Biblical Archaeology. She worked closely with Mortimer Wheeler, and other archaeologists in the Holy Land. In 1958 she excavated Jericho, than in 1961 Jerusalem. She set up the minialist school for archaeology in Jerusalem, which in 1998 was renamed the Kenyon Institute.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

1942 The Buildings at Samaria, [Samaria-Sebaste I], London, 1942 (co-authored with Crowfoot, J.W. & Sukenik, E.L.) 1948 Excavations at the Jewry Wall Site, [Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 15], Leicester, London : Society of Antiquaries, 1948. 1949 Guide to Wroxeter Roman City, London, 1949. 1951 "Some Notes on the History of Jericho in the Second Millennium B.C.", PEQ 83 (1951), 101-138. 1952 Beginning in Archaeology, London, 1952. 1952 "Early Jericho", Antiquity 26 (1952), 116-122. 1953 Beginning in Archaeology, second edition, London, 1953. 1954 Guide to Ancient Jericho, Jerusalem, 1954. 1957 Digging Up Jericho, London, 1957. (also published in Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Swedish editions). 1957 The Objects from Samaria, [Samaria-Sebaste III], London, 1957 (co-authored with Crowfoot, J.W. & Crowfoot, G.M. 1958 "Some Notes on the Early and Middle Bronze Age Strata of Megiddo", Eretz Israel 5 (1958), pp. 51–60. 1959 Excavations at Southwark, [Research Papers of Surrey Archaeological Society 5], 1959. 1960 Archaeology in the Holy Land, first edition, London, 1960. 1960 Excavations at Jericho - Volume I Tombs Excavated in 1952-4, London 1960. 1961 Beginning in Archaeology, revised edition, London, 1961. 1965 Archaeology in the Holy Land, second edition, London, 1965. 1965 Excavations at Jericho - Volume II Tombs Excavated in 1955-8, London, 1965. 1965, "British Archaeology Abroad - Jerusalem", Antiquity 39 (1965), 36-37. 1966 Amorites and Canaanites, (Schweich Lectures Series, 1963), London : Published for the British Academy by Oxford *University Press, 1966. 1966 "Excavations in Jerusalem, 1965", PEQ (1966), 73-88. 1967 Jerusalem - Excavating 3000 Years of History, [New Aspects of Antiquity], London, 1967 (also published in a German edition). 1969 "Middle and Late Bronze Age Strata at Megiddo", Levant 1 (1969), pp. 25–60. 1970 Archaeology in the Holy Land, third edition, 1970 (also published in Dutch, Danish, German, Spanish and Swedish editions). 1971 Royal Cities of the Old Testament, London, 1971. 1971 "An Essay on Archaeological Technique: the Publication of Results from the Excavation of a Tell", Harvard Theological Review 64 (1971), 271-279. 1974 Digging up Jerusalem, London : Benn, 1974. 1974 "Tombs of the Intermediate Early Bronze - Middle Bronze Age at Tel 'Ajjul", in Stewart, J.R. (ed.), Tell el Ajjul - the Middle Bronze Age Remains, [App. 2. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology], Göteborg, 1974, 76-85. 1978 The Bible and recent archaeology, London : British Museum Publications Ltd, 1978.

Bibliography  :
Callaway, Joseph A. (1979), "Dame Kathleen Kenyon, 1906 -1978", The Biblical Archaeologist 42.2 (1979), pp. 122–125. Davis, Miriam (2008), Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land, Walnut Creek (CA), Left Coast Press, 304 pp. Dever, William G. (1978), "Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978): A Tribute", BASOR 232 (1978), pp. 3–4. Herr, Larry G. (2002), "W.F. Albright and the History of Pottery in Palestine", NEA 65.1 (2002), pp. 51–55. Kenrick, Philip M. (1986), Excavations at Sabratha, 1948-1951: a Report on the Excavations conducted by Kathleen Kenyon and John Ward-Perkins, (Journal of Roman Studies Monographs 2), London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 1986. Lönnqvist, Minna (2008) "Kathleen M. Kenyon 1906-1978, A hundred years after her birth,The formative years of a female archaeologist: From socio-politics to the stratigraphical method and the radiocarbon revolution in archaeology," in Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Madrid, April 3–8, 2006, ed. by Joaquín Mª Córdoba, Miquel Molist, Mª Carmen Pérez, Isabel Rubio, Sergio Martínez, UAM Ediciones: Madrid 2008, Vol. II, pp. 379–414. Moorey, P. Roger S. and Parr, Peter (eds) (1978), Archaeology in the Levant - Essays for Kathleen Kenyon, Aris & Phillips, 1978. Steiner, Margreet L. (2001), Excavations by Kathleen M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967, Volume III—The Settlement in the Bronze and Iron Ages, London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001. Paul James Cowie. Archaeowiki: Kathleen Kenyon