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DBE FBA FSA
Kathleen Mary Kenyon
5 January 1906
|Died||24 August 1978
|Education||St Paul's Girls' School|
|Alma mater||Somerville College, Oxford|
|Known for||Excavation of Tell es-Sultan (Jericho)
Excavation of Jewry Wall
|Institutions||Institute of Archaeology
St Hugh's College, Oxford
Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon, DBE, FBA, FSA (5 January 1906 – 24 August 1978) was a British archaeologist of Neolithic culture in the Fertile Crescent. She led excavations of Tell es-Sultan, the site of ancient Jericho, from 1952 to 1958, and has been called one of the most influential archaeologists of the 20th century. She was Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford from 1962 to 1973 and studied herself at Somerville College, Oxford.
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