May 16, 2016

Agatha Christie Agatha Christie remember that we are focusing on archaeology so you do not want to concentrate on the rest of her life. You should only mention the early years if they relate to the subject of archaeology. Christie has an official website that has a bit on here life as an archaeologist. See "Agatha Christie: A New Start" [LINK]. However, the best source of information will be in her biographies.  

You might also try searching for some of the places she worked and items she discovered in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia. LINK
You may also find information in articles on Sir Leonard Woolley, as she worked with him. 
Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. Where did she take her training for archaeology?
  2. What was her specialty in archaeology?
  3. What role did photography play in her archaeology?
  4. Where did she excavate?
  5. What famous people did she excavate with?
  6. What discoveries was she involved in?
  7. What was the Biblical impact of her research?
Helpful Resources:
  • Adams, Amanda. “Archaeology's Dig Detective: Agatha Christie 1890-1976.” pages 137-160 in Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure. Vancouver, Can. Douglas & McIntyre, 2010.  Look Inside
  • Allsop, Laura. “Agatha Christie’s Secret Life as an Archaeologist.” CNN: World’s Treasures, March 12, 2011, n.p. LINK.
  • Bunson, Matthew. The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 2000. Look Inside
  • Christie, Agatha. An Autobiography. Reprint edition. New York: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012. Look Inside
  • Dever, Norma. “They Also Dug! Archaeologist’s Wives and Their Stories.” Near Eastern Archaeology 67, no. 3 (2004): 162–73. ProQuest
  • Hobbs, J.D. “Agatha’s Life.” No pages. LINK (popular account and not academic).
  • Jongh, Nicholas de. “Agatha Christie Remains Unsolved.” The Guardian 13 January 1976. LINK
  • Lubelski, Amy. “Museums: In the Field with Agatha Christie.” Archaeology Archive 55, no. 2 (2002): 1. LINK
  • McLerran, Dan. “Saving Ancient Nineveh.” In Popular Archaeology, vol. 3 June 2011
  • Mallowan, Agatha Christie, Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological Memoir. New York, N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1985. Look Inside
  • Martin, Colin. Mystery at the Museum. The Lancet 359, no. 9306 (Feb 16, 2002): 634. ProQuest
  • Morgan, Janet. Agatha Christie: A Biography. New York, N.Y.: Harper Collins, 1986.
  • Pepper, Tara. “Digging for Mysteries; Agatha Christie's Life as an Amateur Archeologist.” Newsweek 60 Dec 17, 2001. no pages ProQuest.
  • Roaf, Michael. “Desert Digs of a Crime Queen: Agatha Christie and Archaeology - The Life of Max Mallowan - Nimrud.” At the Heart of the Higher Education Debate, March 8, 2002. LINK.
  • Trumpler, Charlotte. Agatha Christie and Archaeology. Reprint edition. London: British Museum Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0714111483. The British Museum Exhibit
  • Horry Ruth A., “Conserving Birmingham Museum’s Nimrud Ivories.” Nimrud Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production, The Nimrud Project at, 2014. LINK
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