SSCIP session on the osteoarchaeology of juveniles at the recent For the Love of Death conference, Philippines

Simon Mays and I just did a short story on the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past sponsored session on juvenile bioarchaeology at the For the Love of Death conference held at the University of Philippines. Here is a synopsis of the conference and session, which included my PhD student Neha Dhavale’s work on infant and child growth and the intensification of agriculture in prehistoric Thailand.


Dr Simon Mays has just come back from a successful osteoarchaeology conference organised by the University of the Philippines. We share his comments about the conference and the SSCIP sponsored session.

“Last week I attended a two-day conference in Manila, entitled ‘For the Love of Death: Human Osteoarchaeology in South-East Asia and the Pacific’, organised by Rebecca Crozier and the Archaeological Studies Programme of the University of the Philippines.  There were 20 oral presentations and eight posters from workers from nine different countries. SSCIP sponsored a session of four oral presentations on the osteoarchaeology of juveniles. The first of these, authored by Natthamon Kongkasuriachai of Chang Mai University, dealt with an important group of prehistoric cave burials from Thailand. Jessica Pena, of the University of the Philippines, studied taphonomic changes in immature skeletal remains from a cave site in the Philippines. A paper authored by Adam Lauer, of the University…

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