Tag Archives: Iron Age

The gruesome origins of the C-section

For a while now I have been collecting archaeological evidence for pregnant women of the Iron Age, as I proposed to speak on this topic at an Iron Age conference in November. As it turns out, graves of pregnant women … 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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