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Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Patrick Beauchesne and Sabrina C. Agarwal


In recent years, interest in the lives of children in antiquity has flourished, creating many exciting new research opportunities for bioarchaeologists. In this book, the exploration of children’s lives in the past is being addressed on multiple levels and draws from many sub-disciplines. These multi-disciplinary approaches include detailed analyses of growth and ontogeny interpreted through differing biocultural perspectives, complex reconstructions of childhood health and well-being, and rich contextual investigations of social aging and changing identity throughout childhood and adolescence ... More

Keywords: Bioarchaeology, Childhood, Biocultural approach, Skeletal Biology, Growth

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056807
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Beauchesne, editor
University of Michigan, Dearborn

Sabrina C. Agarwal, editor
University of California, Berkeley

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Patrick Beauchesne and Sabrina C. Agarwal

Part I The Biocultural Study of Childhood in the Past

1 The Bioarchaeology of Childhood

Raelene M. Inglis and Siân E. Halcrow

5 A Childhood of Violence

J. Marla Toyne

Part II Approaches to Life History and the Life Course in Teeth and Bone

6 Human Transitions

James H. Gosman, David A. Raichlen, and Timothy M. Ryan

8 Dietary Histories

Melanie J. Miller, Sabrina C. Agarwal, Carl H. Langebaek

9 Children of the Revolution

Rebecca Gowland and Sophie L. Newman

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