Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall

Bioarchaeology, the study of human remains from archaeological sites, is a fascinating field that explores the link between biology and culture and tells us about the different factors that have shaped the human experience.

Tracing Childhood puts the focus on children, asking questions about the nature and quality of children’s lives in past societies. How did children develop their social identity? How did they influence early civilizations? What does their health tell us about the condition of the larger community? Comparing research from sites across Europe and the Americas, this book reveals the unique experiences of children—and also the common daily struggles that children share across cultures.

Sound interesting? Check out the other books in our series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past.

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