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Growing Up in the Ice Age Fossil and Archaeological Evidence of the Lived Lives of Plio-Pleistocene Children

By: April Nowell(Author), Jane Baxter(Foreword By)
372 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Growing Up in the Ice Age
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  • Growing Up in the Ice Age ISBN: 9781789252941 Paperback Apr 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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It is estimated that in prehistoric societies children comprised at least forty to sixty-five percent of the population, yet by default, our ancestral landscapes are peopled by adults who hunt, gather, fish, knap tools and make art. But these adults were also parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles (however they would have codified these kin relationships) who had to make space physically, emotionally, intellectually, and cognitively for the infants, children and adolescents around them. The economic, social, and political roles of Paleolithic children are often understudied because they are assumed to be unknowable or negligible. Drawing on the most recent data from the cognitive sciences and from the ethnographic, fossil, archaeological, and primate records, Growing Up in the Ice Age challenges these assumptions. This volume is a timely and evidence-based look at the lived lives of Paleolithic children and the communities of which they were a part. By rendering the "invisible" children visible, readers will gain a new understanding not only of the contributions that children have made to the biological and cultural entities we are today but also of the Paleolithic period as whole.

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April Nowell is a Paleolithic archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. She directs an international team of researchers in the study of Lower and Middle Paleolithic sites in Jordan.

By: April Nowell(Author), Jane Baxter(Foreword By)
372 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Oxbow Books
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" [...] this is data-driven, intellectually weighty, wide-ranging and erudite, lively, and packed full of ideas. [...] it goes much further than most books on human origins to humanise the Palaeolithic world, and the result is one of the best evocations of the Palaeolithic world I have read. [...] It should certainly be required reading for Palaeolithic and prehistoric specialists; and academics in the life sciences and social sciences and interested lay readers will find it of great value."
– Paul Pettitt, Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology, Durham University

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