Croucher, K. 2012. Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available from OUP

Croucher, K., H. Cobb and A. Brennan, 2008. Investigating the role of fieldwork in the undergraduate degree, Carnegie Publishers/Higher Education Academy. Download a copy

Edited volumes:

George S. Smith, Karina Croucher, Thanik Lertcharnrit, Ian Lilley, and Ian Russell (eds.), 2014. ‘Cultural Heritage Management’ Section, the Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Springer.

Croucher, K. and H. Cobb (eds.), 2008. Prehistoric Pedagogies: Approaches to teaching European Prehistoric Archaeology. Special collection in Research in Archaeological Education 2.

Journal articles:

Cobb, H. and K. Croucher, in press. Assembling archaeological pedagogy: a theoretical framework for valuing pedagogy in archaeological interpretation and practice. Archaeological Dialogues (Dec 2014).

Casella, E. and K. Croucher, 2011. Beyond human: the materiality of personhood, Feminist Theory 12: 209-217. special issue: Interchanges section.

Richards, C., K. Croucher, T. Paoa, T. Parish, E. Tucki and K. Welham, 2011. Road my body goes: re-creating ancestors from stone at the great moai quarry of Rano Raraku, Rapa Nui (Easter Island). World Archaeology 43(2): 191-210.

Daems, A. and K. Croucher, 2007. Cranial Modification in Ancient Iran. Iranica Antiqua 42: 1-21.

Croucher, K. 2005. Queerying Near Eastern Archaeology, World Archaeology 37(4): 609-619.

Peer reviewed book chapters:

Belcher, E. and K. Croucher, forthcoming. Anatolia. In The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines, Insoll, T. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Croucher, K. In press. Life and death in late-prehistoric to early historic Mesopotamia. In Death shall have no dominion: the archaeology of mortality and immortality, Renfrew, C., M. Boyd and R. Morley (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Croucher, K. and C. Richards, 2014. Wrapped in images: body metaphors, petroglyphs, and landscape in the island world of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). In Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives, Harris, S. and L. Douny (eds.). Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. Pp. 209-28.

Croucher, K., H. Cobb and E. Casella, 2014. Feminist Pedagogy: Implications and Practice. In Género y Arqueología en Mesoamérica: Homenaje a Rosemary A. Joyce. M. J. Rodríguez-Shadow and S. Kellogg (eds.), Centro de Estudios de Antropología de la Mujer: Lomas de Plateros, Pp. 121-136

Casella, E. and K. Croucher, 2013. Decay, temporality & the politics of conservation: An archaeological approach to object studies. In Objects and Materials, A Routledge Companion, Harvey, P., E. Casella, G. Evans, H. Knox, C. McLean, E. Silva, N. Thoburn and K. Woodward (eds.). London: Routledge. Pp. 92-102.

Croucher, K. 2013. Bodily identity: a discussion of mortuary practices and bodily treatment in the Upper Mesopotamian Later Neolithic. In Interpreting the Late Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia, Nieuwenhuyse, O., A. Russell, P. Akkermans and R. Bernbeck (eds.). Publications on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Archaeology (PALMA), Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. Pp. 100-201.

Cobb, H. and K. Croucher 2011. Field Schools, transferable skills and enhancing employability. In Global Perspectives on Archaeological Field Schools: Constructions of Knowledge and Experience, Mytum, H. (ed.).Springer Press. Pp. 25-40.

Croucher, K. 2011. Prehistoric Anatolia. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion, Insoll, T. and R. Maclean (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 826-845.

Croucher, K. 2010/11. Tactile engagements: the world of the dead in the lives of the living… or ‘sharing the dead’. In The principle of sharing – segregation and construction of social identities at the transition from foraging to farming, Benz, M. (ed.). Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence, and Environment (SENEPSE). Berlin: Ex Oriente. Pp. 277-300.

Croucher, K. 2010. The Past in the Present: Issues, perspectives and challenges in teaching & learning archaeology in the UK. In Heritage Values in Contemporary Society. Smith, G., P.M. Messenger and H. Soderland (eds.). University Press of Florida. Pp. 177-195.

Croucher, K. 2010. Bodies in pieces in the Neolithic Near East. In Body Parts and Wholes: Changing relations and meanings, Hughes, J., Rebay, K. and Sørensen, M.L.S (eds.), Oxbow Books. Pp. 6-19.

Croucher, K. 2010. Figuring out Identity: The Body and Identity in the ‘Ubaid. In The ‘Ubaid and Beyond: Exploring the transmission of culture in the developed prehistoric societies of the Middle East, Carter, R. and G. Phillips (eds.). Chicago: Oriental Institute Publications ofthe Oriental Institute. Pp. 113-124.

Croucher, K. and S. Campbell, 2009. Dying for a change? Bringing new senses to Near Eastern Neolithic mortuary practice. In Que(e)rying Archaeology: the proceedings of the 30th annual Chacmool Conference, Calgary, Tereny, S., N. Lyons and J. Kelly (eds.). Calgary: Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary. Pp. 95-105.

Croucher, K. 2008. Ambiguous genders, altered identities: Alternative interpretations of figurine and mortuary evidence from the ‘PPNB’ – ‘Halaf’ periods. In Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East, Bolger, D. (ed.). New York: Alta Mira Press. Pp. 21-52.

Daems, A. and K. Croucher, 2008. Prehistory of Iran: Artificial cranial modification. In Encyclopaedia Iranica, July 2008: 1-4.

Croucher, K. 2006. Death, Display and Performance: A discussion of the mortuary remains at Çayönü Tepesi, Southeast Turkey. In Archaeology of Cult and Death, Georgiadis, M. and C. Gallou (eds). Budapest: Archaeolingua Publications. Pp.11-44.

Croucher, K. 2006. Getting Ahead: Exploring meanings of skulls in the Neolithic Near East. In Skull Collection, Modification and Decoration, Bonogofsky, M. (ed.). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series S1589, Archaeopress. Pp. 29-44.

Book reviews:

Croucher, K. 2013. Review of Ruth Tringham and Mirjana Stevanovic (eds.) Last house on the hill: BACH area reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Antiquity 87 (337): 924-926.

Croucher, K. 2012. Review of Robin Skeates’ ‘An Archaeology of the Senses: Prehistoric Malta’. The Antiquaries Journal 92: 463-4.

Croucher, K. 2010. Review of Rosemary Joyce’s ‘Ancient Lives, Ancient Bodies’. American Journal of Archaeology 114: 2.

Croucher, K. 2010. Book review of Erika Weiberg’s ‘Thinking the Bronze Age’. European Journal of Archaeology 12: 258-260.

Edited editions: Guides to Teaching and Learning in Archaeology. Higher Education Academy.

Aitchison, K. and M. Giles, 2006. Employability and Curriculum Design in Archaeology. Edited by K. Croucher.

Dowson, T. 2005. Teamwork and Archaeology: Developing teambuilding skills in archaeology students. Edited by K. Croucher.

Grant, C. 2005. Moving Image Resources for Archaeology Teaching, Learning & Research. Edited by K. Croucher.

Kilbride, W. 2005.Data into Information into Knowledge: Online Resources into Teaching and Learning for Archaeology. Edited by K. Croucher.


Croucher, K. 2013. The Manchester Gateways Programme, Annual report 2012-13. University of Manchester.

Croucher, K., T. Parish, T. Poa, C. Richards & K. Welham, 2010. Report on geophysical survey of moai along the southern Ara Moai, Isla de Pascua: CONAF.

Croucher, K. 2008. BANEA 2008. Neo-lithics 1/08: 39-40.

Croucher, K. and W. Romer, 2007. Inclusivity and Curriculum Design: Guide to Teaching and Learning in Archaeology 6. Higher Education Academy.

Croucher, K., J. Canning and J. Gawthrope, 2007. Here be Dragons: Enterprising graduates in the humanities, Higher Education Academy.

Nieuwenhuyse, O., K. Croucher and R. Conroy 2007. Eat, drink and be merry: approaching consumption in the Neolithic Near East, workshop report. Neo-lithics 2/06: 41.


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