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Why we don’t make cheese from mummy’s breast-milk

Cheese-making is a prehistoric craft. Cheese is usually made from animal milk, from cows, goats or sheep. Archaeological evidence suggests that milk production is likely to be as old as the domestication of sheep. Secure evidence in the form of … Continue reading

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Prehistoric child spacing

All parents who would like a sibling for their children probably wonder about the best time to enlarge their family. Today, we can chose to have children close together or spaced apart; the former approach ensures the children have playmates … Continue reading

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Sleep is overrated, Part I

One of the common complaints of new parents is the lack of sleep that comes with a new baby. Nights of broken sleep are perceived as unnatural and uncomfortable. I can’t really contribute much to this debate – I consider … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus was not attachment parented

The birth of Jesus pretty much coincides with the end of Prehistory in Central Europe. The Roman Occupation 15 BC is generally taken as prehistory’s cut-off date in this region. From then on, written sources inform us about the course … Continue reading

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