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- DescriptionDame Kathleen Kenyon has always been a larger-than-life figure, likely the most influential woman archaeologist of the 20th century. In the first full-length biography of Kenyon, Miriam Davis recounts t only her many achievements in the field but also her personal side, kwn to very few of her contemporaries. Her public side is a catalog of major successes: discovering the oldest city at Jericho with its amazing collection of plastered skulls; untangling the archaeological complexities of ancient Jerusalem and identifying the original City of David; participating in the discipline's most famous all-woman excavation at Great Zimbabwe. Her development (with Sir Mortimer Wheeler) of stratigraphic trenching methods has been universally emulated by archaeologists for over half a century. Her private life-her childhood as daughter of the director of the British Museum, her accidental choice of a career in archaeology, her working at bombed sites in London during the blitz, and her solitary retirement to Wales-are generally unkwn. Davis provides a balanced and illuminating picture of both the public Dame Kenyon and the private person.
- Author BiographyMiriam Davis is Associate Professor of History at Delta State University in Mississippi. She has a Ph.D. in history from University of California Santa Barbara and has taught at Mississippi University for Women. In addition to her work on Kenyon, she is a specialist in health in Medieval England and has excavated in England, Scotland and the American Southeast.
- Author(s)Miriam C. Davis
- PublisherLeft Coast Press Inc
- Date of Publication15/03/2008
- Place of PublicationWalnut Creek
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLeft Coast Press Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight430 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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