Davis-Kimball, Jeannine 1929-
DAVIS-KIMBALL, Jeannine 1929-
Born November 23, 1929, in Driggs, ID; daughter of Elmer J. (a teamster) and Cora Kinball (a nurse; maiden name, Sorenson) Davis; married DeWayne Hargett (divorced); married Warren B. Matthew, December 28, 1987; children: (first marriage) Teresa Clair Hargett Smith, Mary Patrice Hargett Nohr, John, Stephen Wayne, Leslie Ann Hargett Tavares, Christopher Paul. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Autonomous University of Madrid, 1972; California State University—Northridge, B.A., 1978; University of California—Berkeley, Ph.D., 1988.
Home and office—Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads, 2158 Palomar Ave., Ventura, CA 93001-2466.
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads, Palomar, CA, director, 1989—. Member of American-Mongolian Center and Central Asian Organization.
Archaeological Institute of America (president).
Islamic Foundation award for best dissertation in Iranian studies, 1989.
(With Leonid Yablonsky) Kurgans on the Left Bank of the Ilek: Excavations at Pokrovka, 1990-1992, Zinat Press (Berkeley, CA), 1995.
(Editor, with Vladimir A. Bashilov and Leonid T. Yablonsky) Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age, Zinat Press (Berkeley, CA), 1995.
(Editor, with others) Kurgans, Ritual Sites, and Settlements: Eurasian Bronze and Iron Age, Archaeopress (Oxford, England), 2000.
Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2002.
Contributor to periodicals, including Archaeology.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 1997, Peter N. Spotts, "Forget Cooking: These Women's Tools Were Made for Fighting; Russian Dig Reveals Life of Female Warriors," p. 15.
Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2001, David Kelly, "Ventura County; Local Expert at Home with Nomads; Archaeology: The Scientist, Who Worked on an Excavation of Female Warriors' Graves in Asia, Follows the Footsteps of Ancient Tribes," p. B3.