The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)

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Hardback 784 Pages / Published: 31/05/2018
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Real understanding of past societies is not possible without including children, and yet they have been strangely invisible in the archaeological record. Compelling explanation about past societies cannot be achieved without including and investigating children and childhood. However marginal the traces of children's bodies and bricolage may seem compared to adults, archaeological evidence of children and childhood can be found in the most astonishing places and spaces. The archaeology of childhood is one of the most exciting and challenging areas for new discovery about past societies. Children are part of every human society, but childhood is a cultural construct. Each society develops its own idea about what a childhood should be, what children can or should do, and how they are trained to take their place in the world. Children also play a part in creating the archaeological record itself. In this volume, experts from around the world ask questions about childhood - thresholds of age and growth, childhood in the material culture, the death of children, and the intersection of the childhood and the social, economic, religious, and political worlds of societies in the past.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199670697
Number of pages: 784
Weight: 1742 g
Dimensions: 250 x 178 x 44 mm

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