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How did prehistoric people handle baby poo?

Every parent knows: there is pee and poo. Plenty. In the first few months pretty much everywhere. Nowadays, we contain them – for the most part – in disposable nappies (diapers). Disposable nappies are an invention of the second half … 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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Baby slings, cradle boards or a hole in the ground?

All mothers are working mothers. Looking after babies and young infants is a hard job in its own right, but the notion of a stay at home mum was most likely alien to prehistoric people. Women’s working capacity outside their … Continue reading

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