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Overview

This is the first book to focus entirely on children and material culture. The international contributors, from a wide range of disciplines skilfully integrate theory and data to illustrate fully the significance of studying children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415188975
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Pt. I Theoretical perspectives 1
Ch. 1 Material culture shock: confronting expectations in the material culture of children 3
Ch. 2 The world of children 17
Pt. II Representing and perceiving children 27
Ch. 3 Footprints in the clay: Upper Palaeolithic children in ritual, and secular contexts 29
Ch. 4 The social status and artistic presentation of 'adolescence' in fifth century Athens 39
Pt. III The transmission of knowledge 51
Ch. 5 Biface flintknapping: relating material culture and social practice in the Upper Palaeolithic 53
Ch. 6 Children, material culture and weaving: historical change and developmental change 72
Pt. IV Childhood lives 87
Ch. 7 Neanderthal cognitive life history and its implications for material culture 89
Ch. 8 Not merely child's play: creating a historical archaeology of children and childhood 100
Pt. V Children and relationships 115
Ch. 9 Construction of the individual, among North European forager-gatherer-hunters in the Early and Mid-Holocene 117
Ch. 10 Children, gender and the material culture of domestic abandonment in the late twentieth century 131
Pt. VI Geographies of children 139
Ch. 11 The child as a node of past, present and future 141
Ch. 12 Child burials in ancient Athens 151
Pt. VII Children and value 167
Ch. 13 Children, grave goods and social, status in Early Anglo-Saxon England 169
Ch. 14 The archaeology and history of infanticide, and its occurrence in earlier British populations 180
Pt. VIII Demography and growth of children 191
Ch. 15 Interpretation of the growth of past populations 193
Ch. 16 Minor concerns: a demographic perspective on children in past societies 206
Name index 213
Subject index 219
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