Kathleen Kenyon

Kathleen Kenyon working on material from Jericho, where she excavated from 1952-58. From the archives. Archaeology International 13:112–18. Photograph by A. Reynolds.

Although Jericho had been excavated only 20 years earlier, Kenyon returned to the site in 1952. Her main objective was to determine the date of the beginning and end of ancient Jericho.

She was able to produce evidence that the city was one of the oldest known continuously occupied human settlements in the world.

Kathleen Kenyon

HarperCollins Dictionary

Dug up, often from an archaeological site.

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