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Re-Excavating JerusalemArchival Archaeology$
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Kay Prag

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266427

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) I Introduction
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Re-Excavating Jerusalem
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Kay Prag

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.003.0001

This chapter briefly describes the setting up by Dame Kathleen Kenyon of a major project of archaeological excavation in Jerusalem in 1961, and its contemporary aims based on scientific processes. Archaeological knowledge of the city at the time was very limited, based on old excavations, mostly inadequately published. Kenyon’s technical competence to achieve this was based on archaeological experience gained during excavation in Great Britain, Palestine and North Africa. The result was the creation of an archival record and study collection for future research.

Keywords:   archival record, Jerusalem excavation, Kathleen Kenyon

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