Evolutionary Parenting Podcast on the Bioarchaeology of Infant Care

Recently, I had a great chat with Tracy Cassels as part of the Evolutionary Parenting Podcast.

“We can only understand our present when we understand our past, right? But how can we do that when the evidence of that past is gone? When the stories aren’t passed down or recorded? This week we explore this question with bioarchaeologist Dr. Sian Halcrow of the University of Otago who does just this. She studies the bones of dead babies to help us better understand the practices and environments in pre-history eras. From weaning behaviours to the effects of fertility to how inequality played into parenting, we cover what is known – and what isn’t – from these early times.”

Links to work we discussed:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajpa.24033
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/evolutionary-human-sciences/article/care-of-infants-in-the-past-bridging-evolutionary-anthropological-and-bioarchaeological-approaches/C4BA1819159896C951B207DF630D0CE2
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-27393-4_1
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02805-z?fbclid=IwAR29OK5Km8Wu8P6u0QkoTrJQKOMkHiCROLqyxU90VZOni3pGgaB6wYckNGM

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