This volume represents a highly refreshing and provocative re-examination of aspects of death and dying within the Neolithic Near East. JENNIE BRADBURY, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, This book represents a new and productive perspective for the archaeology of the Middle East, characterized bu a critical approach to theory and careful consideration of context. Croucher's approach encourages us to be critical of making the orient near, middle or far in relation to Britain , and begins the task of exploring the distinctive features of these ancient cultures in their own right. Ian Hodder, Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
is currently completing a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology with the British Academy, based at Manchester University. Her research has focused on mortuary practices, human bodies, and identities during the prehistory of Southwest Asia anf the Near East.