Kathleen Kenyon

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Kathleen Kenyon : biography

05 January 1906 – 24 August 1978

From 1948 to 1962 she lectured in Levantine Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Kenyon’s teaching complemented her excavations at Jericho and Jerusalem. In 1962, she was appointed Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford."Grand Kenyon," review of Dame Kathleen Kenyon by Miriam Davis, Magen Broshi, Haaretz, Books, February 2009, p. 34

Published works

  • 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.

Kenyon Collection

Baylor houses the Kathleen Kenyon Archaeology Collection. The rare books collection was purchased in 1984 from her estate. The collection contains materials related to her archaeological research.

Miriam C. Davis, writer of Dame Kathleen Kenyon–Digging Up the Holy Land extensively used the Baylor collection as she researched for her book. After Davis wrote the biography, she presented her findings at Baylor university choosing Baylor specifically as a thank-you for giving her access to the outstanding Kenyon collection.