Queerying Near Eastern archaeology

Karina Croucher

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Near Eastern archaeology is traditionally characterized by a chronocentric approach, prioritizing the study of chronology and 'culture groups'. Additionally, the sense of vision dominates most archaeological interpretations. Both these factors derive from modern, Western values. Using a case study of the Skull Building at Çayönü Tepesi, Southeast Anatolia, I propose a different way of experiencing and writing about Near Eastern archaeology. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-620
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Archaeology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


  • Anatolia
  • Architecture
  • Çayönü Tepesi
  • Chronocentricism
  • Near Eastern archaeology
  • Neolithic
  • Queer archaeology
  • Senses


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