57 min

The Plaster Skulls of Jericho The Dirt Podcast

    • Education

In 1953, archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon and her team uncovered human skulls covered with plaster and decorated with shells to resemble human faces. These Neolithic artifacts may be one of the earliest known examples of human portraits. In this sponsored episode, we’ll dig into the discovery, the site of Jericho itself, and the lives of the people who buried the skulls in the first place.
Links

Dame Kathleen Kenyon’s Excavations (msu.edu)

Biography of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (Archaeology Magazine)

The John Garstang Excavations (University of Liverpool)

Jericho (worldhistory.org)

The Jericho Skull (National Geographic)

The Jericho Skull reconstruction (The British Museum)

Early History of Jericho (Auja Ecological Center)

Why Walls? (Time Magazine)

Canaanite and Lebanese DNA (The New Scientist)

DNA study at Jericho (American Journal of Human Genetics)

Contact
Email the Dirt Podcast: thedirtpodcast@gmail.com
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In 1953, archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon and her team uncovered human skulls covered with plaster and decorated with shells to resemble human faces. These Neolithic artifacts may be one of the earliest known examples of human portraits. In this sponsored episode, we’ll dig into the discovery, the site of Jericho itself, and the lives of the people who buried the skulls in the first place.
Links

Dame Kathleen Kenyon’s Excavations (msu.edu)

Biography of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (Archaeology Magazine)

The John Garstang Excavations (University of Liverpool)

Jericho (worldhistory.org)

The Jericho Skull (National Geographic)

The Jericho Skull reconstruction (The British Museum)

Early History of Jericho (Auja Ecological Center)

Why Walls? (Time Magazine)

Canaanite and Lebanese DNA (The New Scientist)

DNA study at Jericho (American Journal of Human Genetics)

Contact
Email the Dirt Podcast: thedirtpodcast@gmail.com
Affiliates

Wildnote

TeePublic

Timeular

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