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Katharine is a prehistorian who specialises in the Neolithic of northwest Europe. After graduating with an MA (Distinction) in the European Neolithic from Cardiff University, funded by the AHRC, she completed a PhD at the University of Southampton. This was entitled ‘Axe-heads and Identity: an Investigation into the Roles that Imported Axe-heads Played in Identity Formation in Neolithic Britain. For two years, Katharine taught Comparative World Archaeology, and classes on stone and flint tools for the Ancient Technology unit, at the University of Bristol. She has also worked as a Site Assistant and, more recently, as a freelance stone axe specialist for Cotswold Archaeology. Katharine’s research has taken her to numerous locations across continental Europe including Scandinavia. She has also worked on multi-period sites in Zambia.

Journal Articles

  • Walker, 2007. A geophysical survey of the Arminghall henge. Past : The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society, 55.


  • Walker, K., 2017. Axe-heads and Identity: An Investigation into the Roles of Imported Axe-heads in Identity Formation in Neolithic Britain. Oxford: Archaeopress.


  • Alcock, N., Heckscher, F., Shaffrey, R. and Walker, K., 2017. Dedication to Fiona Roe. Written in Stone: Papers on the function, form, and provenancing of prehistoric stone objects in memory of Fiona Roe. Southampton: The Highfield Press, 1-3.
  • Heyd, V. and Walker, K., 2015. The first metalwork and expressions of social power. In: Fowler, C., Harding, J. and Hofmann, D., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 673-691.
  • Walker, 2014. Stone Age 'consumables'. Digging Sedgeford A People's Archaeology. Cromer: Poppyland Publishing, 20-22.



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