Bioarchaeology of Children by Mary E. Lewis PDF

By Mary E. Lewis

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Infant remains have been found under the floors of the world’s earliest agricultural settlements in Natufian sites in the Near East (12 500–10 200 BP) (Scott, 1999), and their remains have been found within domestic spaces from the Neolithic to the Roman period. These burials have been variously interpreted as the result of infanticide, as symbolising domestic or gendered space (Scott, 1990), as due to a lack of social ranking, as a result of economic necessity or as sacrificial burials (Watts, 1989; Wicker, 1998).

This burial adds weight to the theory that in the Upper Palaeolithic, visibly disabled individuals were afforded The marginalised child? , 2001). Red ochre appears again in a Neolithic collective burial from Ertebølle in Zealand, The Netherlands, where several adult males and females were buried with infants and children. One male, the last burial to be placed in the grave, was described as ‘cradling’ the body of an infant in his arms. All the remains were sprinkled with red ochre ‘seemingly most thickly around the children’ (Whittle, 1996:198).

They suggested that the maximum width and sagittal length were of the greatest value when distinguishing between an early or late fetus, and the maximum width and maximum length were more accurate when identifying early or late infant material (Scheuer and Maclaughlin-Black, 1994). Tocheri and Molto (2002) showed age assessments based on the pars basilaris and those attained for femoral diaphyseal length and dental development agreed in 87% of cases in a sample from Dakhleh. This bone is particularly useful in the age assessment of fetal remains because its compact and robust structure means it is often recovered intact.

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