New Book – Unearthing Childhood: Young lives in prehistory

A new book Unearthing childhood: Young lives in prehistory by Robin Derricourt is a unique and fully comprehensive survey of children across all of prehistory, from Australopithecines to the eve of civilisation. Robin discusses a range of themes, including birth and motherhood, family and development, food, clothing and adornment, learning crafts and skills, play and conflict. Unearthing childhood is essential reading for students, professionals, academics and general readers in archaeology, as well as those interested in childhood studies from historical, social science and other subject areas

– Manchester University Press.

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Robin has written a blog post about his research for the MUP blog, and they have recently published a Q&A with him.

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