The Archaeology of Infancy and Infant Death
A unique study of infancy and infant death that is wide-ranging and diverse in its approach. Eleanor Scott looks at theoretical issues, gender, women's power, childbirth, burial practices, infanticide and much more besides. The social and cultural attitudes to babies, infants and young adults within societies from the Neolithic to the Medieval period are explored, with examples from Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, the Americas, and Asia.
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