Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2018

312 Pages | 49 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526128089

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Unearthing childhood

Young lives in prehistory

First Edition

Robin Derricourt

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first overall survey of the our knowledge of the 'hidden half' of humanity across all of prehistory, from Australopithecines to the eve of civilisation
  • Presents an accessible survey of current knowledge, designed to be useful both to archaeologists and to those interested in childhood from other fields
  • Discusses a range of themes: birth and motherhood, family and development, food, clothing and adornment, learning crafts and skills, play, conflict and the evidence that comes from burials
  • Includes broad coverage with examples drawn from a wide range of places and periods, complemented by illustrations and detailed references for the specialist

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