Kenyon, Kathleen M. 1906-1978. Digging up Jericho: the results of the Jericho excavations, 1952-1956

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Digging up Jericho: the results of the Jericho excavations, 1952-1956

Published By: Original publisher New York: Praeger. 1957. 272 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kathleen M. Kenyon

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aceramic Neolithic (M084)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Research methods (120); Military installations (712); Structures (340); Mourning (765); Settlement patterns (361);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Kenyon excavated in several different areas on the tell site of Jericho, reaching Pre-Pottery Neolithic levels in 'sites D1 and F1.' She found the town had been walled since Pre-Pottery Neolithic times and believed the wall and tower were built for defensive purposes. More recently, other authors have viewed the wall as being built for flood control measures. The site is one of the earliest towns in the world and has evidence of sophisticated community organization (the walls and tower). Kenyon describes the excavations and set up, the problems with the stratigraphy and post-depositional processes, and her findings, most of which were walls, and the human remains.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. m084-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952-1956

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Pre-Pottery Neolithic; 8800 BP-7850 BP (6800 BC-5850 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Jericho, Palestinian Autonomous Areas

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Jericho


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