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dc.contributor.editorRebay-Salisbury, Katharina
dc.contributor.editorPany-Kucera, Doris
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-21T05:33:45Z
dc.date.available2021-09-21T05:33:45Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50628
dc.description.abstractAges and Abilities explores social responses to childhood stages from the late Neolithic to Classical Antiquity in Central Europe and the Mediterranean and includes cross-cultural comparison to expand the theoretical and methodological framework. By comparing osteological and archaeological evidence, as well as integrating images and texts, authors consider whether childhood age classes are archaeologically recognizable, at which approximated ages transitions took place, whether they are gradual or abrupt and different for girls and boys. Age transitions may be marked by celebrations and rituals; cultural accentuation of developmental stages may be reflected by inclusion or exclusion at cemeteries, by objects associated with childhood such as feeding vessels and toys, and gradual access to adult material culture. Access to tools, weapons and status symbols, as well as children’s agency, rank and social status, are recurrent themes. The volume accounts for the variability in how a range of chronologically and geographically diverse communities perceived children and childhood, and at the same time, discloses universal trends in child development in the (pre-)historic past.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JM Psychology::JMC Child & developmental psychology
dc.subject.otherPsychology
dc.subject.otherDevelopmental
dc.subject.otherChild
dc.titleAges and Abilities
dc.title.alternativeThe Stages of Childhood and their Social Recognition in Prehistoric Europe and Beyond
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7e116204-6e61-4a63-98ae-660271d0f50e
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintArchaeopress Publishing
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/7cde357b-4533-452e-b5d0-450370655598
oapen.identifier.isbn9781789697698


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