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Kathleen Kenyon

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Kathleen Mary Kenyon

(1906-01-05)5 January 1906
Regent's Park, London, England, United Kingdom
Died 24 August 1978(1978-08-24) (aged 72)
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Education St Paul's Girls' School
Alma mater Somerville College, Oxford
Known for Excavation of Tell es-Sultan (Jericho)
Excavation of Jewry Wall
Wheeler-Kenyon method
Scientific career
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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