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Book review of Sally Crawford, Dawn M. Hadley & Gillian Shepherd (ed.). The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of childhood. 2018 — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

Recently published in Antiquity via Book review of Sally Crawford, Dawn M. Hadley & Gillian Shepherd (ed.). The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of childhood. 2018 — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

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Babies found with human skull helmets in ancient Ecuador — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

See Kristina Killgrove’s Forbes story on this new paper. Two infants have been interred with bone helmets (the skull cap) of other juveniles at the ritual complex of Salango in Ecuador dated to 100BC. This is the first evidence globally … Continue reading

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Mother and baby die during complicated birth in Neolithic China — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

A new study has found the first evidence in ancient China of a mother and newborn baby who died as the result of birth complications. Writing in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology Zhao and colleagues describe a young woman buried … Continue reading

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Early Europeans bottle-fed babies with animal milk — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

Published in Nature News and Views The foods used to supplement or replace breast milk in infants’ diets in prehistoric times aren’t fully understood. The finding that ancient feeding vessels from Europe had residues of animal milk offers a clue. … Continue reading

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Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past conference programme out now

We are delighted to announce the SSCIP 2019 Conference Programme hosted by the University of Sheffield. Also, for those of you who are yet to register, please note that registration is still open and will remain open until the 30th … Continue reading

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SSCIP sponsored session at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Post by Kirsty Squires and Esme Hookway Another year, another Society for American Archaeology (SAA) conference. This year the conference took place between 10th-14th April 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past … Continue reading

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Childhood in the Past, volume 12 OUT NOW

Here is the editorial by Eileen Murphy for the most recent volume of CiP. Enjoy! Welcome to the spring issue of Volume twelve of Childhood in the Past, the journal of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the … Continue reading

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