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Derricourt R, 2021, Creating God The birth and growth of major religions, Manchester University Press, Manchester UK,

Derricourt R, 2018, Unearthing childhood: Young lives in prehistory, Manchester University Press, Manchester UK,

Derricourt R, 2015, Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, I.B.Tauris, London,

, 2012, UNSW Press a History, 1962–2012, UNSW Press

Derricourt RM, 2011, Inventing Africa: history, archaeology and ideas, 1, Pluto, London

Derricourt R, 2011, South Head Sydney and the Origins of Watsons Bay

Derricourt R, 1996, An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing, Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ

Derricourt R, 1996, Ideas into Books: a guide to scholarly and non-fiction publishing, Penguin Books Australia, Melbourne

Derricourt RM, 1985, Man on the Kafue The Archaeology and History of the Itezhitezhi Area of Zambia, Lilian Barber Press

Derricourt RM, 1980, People of the Lakes Archaeological Studies in Northern Zambia, Manchester University Press

Derricourt RM, 1977, Prehistoric Man in the Ciskei & Transkei, Struik, Cape Town

Derricourt R, 1976, A classified index of archaeological and other sites in Zambia, National Monuments Commission, Livingstone, Zambia

, 1975, A Supplementary Bibliography of the Archaeology of Zambia, 1967-1973

Saunders CC; Derricourt RM, 1974, Beyond the Cape frontier studies in the history of the Transkei and Ciskei, Longman Publishing Group

Book Chapters

Derricourt RM, 2007, 'Book publishing and the university sector in Australia', in Carter D; Galligan A (ed.), Making books: contemporary Australian publishing, edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, pp. 221 - 230

Derricourt R, 1993, 'Books, print and scholarly communication in the electronic age', in Mulvaney J; Steele C (ed.), Changes in Scholarly Communication Patterns: Australia and the electronic library, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra, pp. 189 - 195

Derricourt R, 1986, 'Prehistoric settlement in the Lusaka region', in Williams GJ (ed.), Lusaka and its Environs, Zambia Geographical Society, Lusaka, Zambia, pp. 60 - 70

Derricourt R, 1977, 'Invasion models and zonal exploitation in later south African prehistory', in African Historical Demography Proceedings of a Seminar Held in the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 29th and 30th April 1977, pp. 131 - 138

Derricourt R, 1976, 'The origins of the South African Iron Age', in Abebe B; Chavaillon J; Sutton J (ed.), Actes du 7e congrès panafricain de préhistoire et des études du quaternaire,, Antiquities Administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, pp. 215 - 220

Derricourt R, 1973, 'Classification and culture change in late post-Pleistocene South Africa', in Renfrew C (ed.), The Explanation of Culture Change: Models in Prehistory, Duckworth, London, pp. 625 - 631

Derricourt R, 1972, 'Human ecology and site resource analysis', in Inskeep R; Summers R (ed.), The Interpretation of Archaeological Evidence, South African Archaeological Society, Claremont, South Africa, pp. 21 - 25

Journal articles

Derricourt R, 2023, 'The challenges of attribution', Australian Archaeology, 89, pp. 78 - 79,

DERRICOURT R, 2018, 'Defining the Fringe of Contemporary Australian Archaeology: Pyramidiots, Paranoia and the Paranormal Edited by Darran Jordan and Rocco Bosco Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2018 ISBN: 978‐1‐5275‐0391‐5 (hard cover). Pp. 185. UK £58.99.', Archaeology in Oceania, 53, pp. 222 - 223,

Derricourt RM, 2014, 'The changing careers of Vere Gordon Childe', Antiquity, 88, pp. 632 - 638,

Derricourt RM, 2014, 'The making of a radical archaeologist: The early years of Vere Gordon Childe', Australian Archaeology, 2014, pp. 54 - 64,;dn=853176304110666;res=IELIND

Derricourt R, 2012, 'La Dame Blanche et l'Atlantide – Ophir et le Grand Zimbabwe: enquête sur un mythe archéologique', Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 47, pp. 235 - 237,

Derricourt R, 2012, 'Paul Crook. Grafton Elliot Smith, Egyptology and the diffusion of culture: a biographical perspective. viii+160 pages, 3 illustrations. 2012. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press; 978-1-84519-481-9 paperback £ 19.95', Antiquity, 86, pp. 569 - 570,

Derricourt R, 2012, 'Peer Review: Fetishes, Fallacies, and Perceptions', Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 43, pp. 137 - 147,

Derricourt RM, 2012, 'Pseudoarchaeology: The concept and its limitations', Antiquity, 86, pp. 514 - 531

Derricourt R, 2012, 'Pseudoarchaeology: the concept and its limitations', Antiquity, 86, pp. 524 - 531,

Derricourt RM, 2012, 'Pyramidologies of Egypt: a Typological Review', Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 22, pp. 353 - 363,

Derricourt R, 2010, 'Raymond Dart and the danger of mentors', Antiquity, 84, pp. 230 - 235,

Derricourt RM, 2010, 'Raymond Dart and the danger of mentors', Antiquity, 84

Derricourt RM, 2010, 'The South Head peninsula of Sydney Harbour: boundaries in space and time', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 96, pp. 27 - 49

Derricourt R, 2009, 'Patenting Hominins', Critique of Anthropology, 29, pp. 193 - 204,

Derricourt RM, 2009, 'Patenting hominins: Taxonomies, fossils and egos', Critique of Anthropology, 29, pp. 193 - 204

Derricourt RM, 2009, 'The enigma of Raymond Dart', International Journal of African Historical Studies, 42, pp. 257

Derricourt RM, 2008, 'For a few dollars more: a future for scholarly books in Australia?', Learned Publishing, 21, pp. 15 - 21,

Derricourt RM, 2006, 'Getting `Out of Africa`: Sea crossings, land crossings and culture in the hominin migrations', Journal of World Prehistory, 19, pp. 119 - 132

Derricourt R, 2002, 'Scholarly Book Publishing in Australia: The Impact of the Last Decade', Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 33, pp. 189 - 201,

Derricourt R, 1986, 'Striated Grinding Grooves in Central Africa', The South African Archaeological Bulletin, 41, pp. 27 - 27,

Derricourt R, 1985, 'Archaeological publishing at Cambridge', Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 4, pp. 227 - 235

Derricourt R, 1984, 'Fieldwork publication and the CBA/DoE report', Antiquity, 58, pp. 54 - 56

Derricourt RM, 1976, 'Retrogression rate of the Victoria Falls and the Batoka Gorge', Nature, 264, pp. 23 - 25,


Derricourt RM, 1976, 'Early european travellers in the transkei and ciskei', African Studies, 35, pp. 273 - 291,


Derricourt RM; Papstein RJ, 1976, 'Lukolwe and the Mbwela of North-Western Zambia', Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 11, pp. 169 - 176,

DERRICOURT R, 1976, 'SAMFYA FOREST AND THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE IRON AGE OF NORTHERN ZAMBIA', Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 11, pp. 153 - 159,

Derricourt R, 1976, 'The chronology of Zambia's prehistory', Transafrican Journal of History, 5, pp. 1 - 31

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