In the 1950s, the Nicholson Museum sponsored Kathleen Kenyon's excavations at Jericho in the West Bank, undertaken for the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem. In acknowledgement of this support, Kenyon sent an astonishing collection of archaeological materials to Sydney for teaching and research. These materials have received little scholarly attention.
The Jericho Research Project investigates this repository using modern archaeological and scientific techniques. This cross-disciplinary project aims to publish the Jericho collection in Sydney, and discover new information that will inform teaching, exhibition and display.
This interdisciplinary, collaborative project investigates several aspects of the Jericho assemblage including:
Featured image (top of the page): plastered human skull, Jericho, 8000–7000 BC, with CT imaging courtesy of Macquarie Medical Imaging.