Is this really a case of a 5,000 year old mother and baby? — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

A recent story of a 4,800-year-old ‘mother’ cradling a baby has been pulling at the heart strings of people worldwide with sensationalist headlines such as “Mother’s enduring love for baby revealed as 5000-year-old fossil found” and “Fossil of 5000-year-old mother cradling baby found in Taiwan”. But is this story everything it’s really cracked up to […] […]

Short interviews with SSCIP members: Dr Kirsty Squires

Our interviewee is Dr Kirsty Squires, who is a Lecturer in Osteoarchaeology in the Department of Forensic and Crime Science at Staffordshire University (UK). She has been a member of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past since 2011 and is the society’s outreach officer. Tell me a little bit about your […]

Call for papers for the WAC conference symposium: Experiences of Children in Conflict

World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, 28th August- 2nd September 2016. Session: T05-M Experiences of Children in Conflict NOTE: Early bird registration and submission of papers for the WAC8 conference CLOSES on April 30 Organisers: Kirsty Squires and Caroline Sturdy Colls Contact: kirsty.squires(at)staffs.ac.uk Abstract: Studies that focus on conflict in both the past and present lay […]