In 1957, Kathleen M. Kenyon published the volume Digging Up Jericho. This small-format book aimed to present to a popular readership the results achieved in Jericho, at the site of Tell es-Sultan, by the British expedition directed by Kenyon. The volume illustrates the most remarkable discoveries of the excavations. Some of these discoveries, as well as the methods that Kenyon employed to obtain them, were of epoch-making importance. They expanded and transformed the under- standing of the archaeology and history of the region: the impressive Neolithic settlement with its tower and town wall; the plethora of data on the interlude between the Early and Middle Bronze Age civilizations; the huge necropolis around the site, hundreds of tombs of which were excavated; up to the cutting-edge review of the dat- ing and interpretation of the collapsed city walls—until then commonly attributed to the conquest of Joshua. Kenyon’s excavations ended in...
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Book Review| February 03 2023
Digging Up Jericho: Past, Present and Future
Digging Up Jericho: Past, Present and Future. Edited by Rachael Thyrza Sparks, Bill Finlayson, Bart Wagemakers, and Josef Mario Briffa.
2020. Pp. ix + 328, b/w + color ills. Paperback, £54.00. ISBN 978-1-78969-351-5.
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Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (2023) 11 (1): 132–137.
Maura Sala; Digging Up Jericho: Past, Present and Future. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 3 February 2023; 11 (1): 132–137. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.11.1.0132
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