Monthly Archives: May 2015

Himba mothers of Namibia

“Himba mothers are loving and attentive, but they don’t hover. Above is Krocodile’s son, crawling across the hot sand toward his mother, who is about 100 or so feet in front of him. Though she saw him coming, she didn’t … Continue reading

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Giving birth in the Iron Age

Neither historical records nor image sources illustrate what life was like for much of human prehistory. From the early Iron Age in Central Europe (c.800-400 BC), however, human representations capture some snapshots of the lives of the elite. As I … Continue reading

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