The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture

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The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture

by Jane Eva Baxter

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Format: Hard cover

Publisher: Altamira Press

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The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0759103313

ISBN - 13:9780759103313

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Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 143 p. Contains: Illustrations. Gender and Archaeology (Hardcover), 10.

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The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population. Baxter presents examples from the analysis of toys, miniatures, and other objects traditionally associated with children, from the gendered distribution of activity space, from the remains of children-as-apprentices, and from mortuary evidence. Baxter''s work will aid archaeologists bring a more nuanced understanding of children''s role in the historical and archaeological record.