John Garstang's Excavations at Jericho: A Cautionary Tale

January 2009
STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society;2009, Vol. 27, p63
Academic Journal
The article features John Garstang and his tale of excavations at Jericho, a famous Biblical site. Garstang, who came to the site in 1930, alleged that he had excavated evidence for the destruction of a Late Bronze Age city. British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon published her findings of Garstang's excavations in the 1951 edition of the "Palestine Exploration Quarterly." In asking Kenyon to re-evaluate his data, Garstang put his own reputation to scrutiny in the interest of scholarship, according to the author.


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