Tag Archives: baby burials

Twins

The latest issue of the journal Antiquity published a sad, yet fascinating report of a woman who died whilst giving birth to twins. Found at Lokomotiv in southern Siberia and dated to 7810-7640 cal BP, the woman in grave R11 … Continue reading

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Screaming babies, toddler tantrums and infanticide

One of the craziest and funniest hypotheses I have recently come across is Tomer Ullman’s attempt to explain screaming babies in terms of an evolutionary advantage. If you have seven spare minutes I recommend watching it. He suggests that ‘infant … Continue reading

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Ancient DNA

The analysis of ancient DNA is a key method in our project. We will apply aDNA analysis to get more information on two crucial questions: First, we would like to find out of girl and boy babies were valued and … Continue reading

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