Children from historical Toruń in Poland

Lead Author: Mucha Natalia

Human skeletal remains discovered in archeological works provide unique information on life of primeval populations, populations from the early years of the Middle Ages and contemporary societies. Anthropological research gives possibilities of getting acquainted with existence of such entities, but also with whole groups of people from the previous centuries. Additionally, using historical and archeological

Ancient Near Eastern Pediatrics: Children Health and Causes of Death from the Archaeological Context and the Medical Texts Collections

Lead Author: Pezzulla Nadia

This speech aims to analyse the child’s health in the Ancient Near East, using both ancient medical texts and data sources from the archeaeological context. The structure of the speech is articulated in 4 parts: the birth and first care of the newborns, early childhood diseases, hygiene practices and nutrition, causes of death and death

Case study of Modern children coffins from archaeological explorations (Poland)

Lead Author: Majorek Magdalena

Antiquity and the Middle Ages did not recognize childhood. It was as late as the modern period when a child was noticed and the necessity of its development care and its personality shaping found its place in general thinking. Centuries from 16th till 18th still characterize with huge rate of mortality of the youngest. Every

Little forever through the centuries: burials of children in Mexico, from prehistory to prehispanic times

Lead Author: Carbajal Gracia

If there´s a common fact in life, no matter the place or condition, certainly is the death, and children are not the exception. We use to perceive their pass away as a disgrace or tragedy, holding an occidental idea of childhood delicate and innocent that never works, suffer or starve. But that fact is recently

A double burial in the Medieval Avarian necropolis of Čik (Serbia): a grave of a mother and a baby

Lead Author: Dukic Ksenija

Čik is an archaeological site located on the outskirts of the city of Bečej, within the city zone (Northwestern Serbia). This area represents an excellent example of a place that served as a settlement during several prehistoric and historical periods. Systematic archaeological excavations were conducted on several occasions from 1968 to 1972. The majority of

Childbirth complications in the Early Middle Ages: A case study of skeletal remains from the Migration period in Transylvania

Lead Author: Brozou Anastasia

During the past few decades, the increase of the caesarean section has reduced the high mortality rate of childbirth complications. In the medieval period, however, the lack of advanced medical technology connected with the high risks of labour must have been a fatal combination for both mother and foetus. Surprisingly, this is contradicted by the

Infant burials from the Scythian necropolis at Sâncrai (Alba county), Romania

Lead Author: Baltes Gabriel

The rescue excavations carried out in 2016 in the Scythian necropolis at Sâncrai (Alba county), led to the identification of 90 graves (70 individual tombs and 2 double tombs), from which 74 human skeletons have been recovered. One of these is M63 which exhibited a double infant burial (Fig. 1). 82 of the tombs had