Little Lives: New Perspectives on Child Health and the Life Course in Bioarchaeology

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    Description

    “The children are our future” is not only true in a cultural sense, but also has deep roots within biology. As more fields begin to focus on children, utilizing interdisciplinary approaches, it is time to re-evaluate our approach to this topic within bioarchaeology. In the past decade a wealth of research has emerged revealing to us aspects of these little lives, once considered ‘invisible’. Thus, the primary aim of this conference was to bring together researchers within the field of bioarchaeology to present the new approaches and innovative techniques being used to explore the life course. The conference intended to bring together all levels of researchers and create a friendly and open forum for this burgeoning field. The conference was split into three sessions to address three major themes that each addressed different stages of the life course. It was hoped that this structure would not only highlight the importance of early life experiences on future health outcomes, but would also demonstrate the breadth of research currently being carried out within this field in bioarchaeology.
    Period30 Jan 2016
    Event typeConference
    LocationDurham, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational

    Keywords

    • Bioarchaeology
    • Children
    • child morbidity
    • child mortality
    • childhood in the past