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A summary of the 11th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna

The 11th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past was held from the 22nd – 24th September 2018 at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria. This awe-inspiring museum is world renowned for … Continue reading

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Ancient Family: Bioarchaeology, Infant Health, and Disease — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

This week I’m tweeting for @RealScientists. Please come by and say hello. Here is my intro: http://realscientists.org/2018/09/29/ancient-family-bioarchaeology-infant-health-and-disease/ by Sarah Faber · September 29, 2018 Real Scientists is in Aotearoa/New Zealand this week with Dr Siân Halcrow (@ancientchildren), a bioarchaeologist and … Continue reading

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“Children at Work” session at the EAAs

Yesterday, the ‘Children at Work’ session was held at the European Assocaition of Archaeologists meeting in Barcelona, organised by Melie Le Roy (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Caroline Polet (Universite libre de Bruxelles). The session involved papers ranging from the Neolithic … Continue reading

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Child Born 90,000 Years ago had Neanderthal Mother and Denisovan Father — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

Despite the breaking news about this ‘child’, this may have been an adult. Read more below.  Breaking news about an astonishing find of a child is hitting international news. The paper presents the genome of ‘Denisova 11’, who is represented … Continue reading

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Moving Monuments – Commemorating Childhood at the National Memorial Arboretum 2 — Archaeodeath

At the National Memorial Arboretum, a second dimension of movement in memorials to children takes the form of the Edward’s Trust Memorial (for the first dimension, follow this link). This memorial is situated in a cluster of child-associated memories including … Continue reading

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Moving Monuments – Commemorating Childhood at the National Memorial Arboretum 1 — Archaeodeath

Archaeologists frequently talk about monuments in relation to movement. Monuments can commemorate migrations, diasporas and dislocations from place for past living people, and the bodies of the dead (aka cenotaphs). Also, monuments and memorials can readily depict movement of people, … Continue reading

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Skull trauma in children indicates violent pre-Hispanic Canary Island societies — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood

There is a romanticised view that pre-Hispanic societies from the Canary Islands lived in a ‘paradise on earth’ without violence and conflict. However, recent work by anthropologists has shown that there is evidence for intentional trauma in adults from pre-Hispanic … Continue reading

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