• Born date: 1906-01-05
  • Born in: London
  • Death date: 1978-08-24
  • Death in: Wrexham
Kathleen Kenyon

Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon, DBE (5 January 1906 – 24 August 1978), was a leading archaeologist of Neolithic culture in the Fertile Crescent. Former Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford and best known for her excavations of Jericho and Bangalow in 1952-1958, she has been called the most influential female archaeologist of the 20th century.