of the American Anthropological Association

Children in Action: Perspectives on the Archaeology of Childhoods

Jane Eva Baxter, Editor
Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Number 15

Contents

Introduction: The Archaeology of Childhood in Context
Jane Eva Baxter

SECTION I: ETHNOGRAPHIC AND ETHNOARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO CHILDHOOD IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Constructing an Archaeology of Children: Studying Children and Child Material Culture from the African Past
Flordeliz T. Bugarin

Childhood Learning and the Distribution of Knowledge in Foraging Societies
Kathryn Keith

The “Nature” of Childhood: Ethnography as a Tool in Approaching Children in Archaeology
Kelly Thomas

SECTION II: CHILDREN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: IDENTIFYING CHILDREN IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD

Growing Up North: Exploring the Archaeology of Childhood in the Thule and Dorset Cultures of Arctic Canada
Robert W. Park

Children and Ceramic Innovation: A Study in the Archaeology of Children
Patricia E. Smith

Making Space for Children in Archaeological Interpretations
Jane Eva Baxter

Redefining Childhood through Bioarchaeology: Toward an Archaeological and Biological Understanding of Children in Antiquity
Megan A.Perry

SECTION III: COMMENTARY

Dominant Discourses; Lived Experiences: Studying the Archaeology of Children and Childhood
Kathryn A. Kamp

Materializing Children: Challenges for the Archaeology of Childhood
Helen B. Schwartzman

List of Contributors

Children in Action: Perspectives on the Archaeology of Childhoods

ISSN 1551-823X
2006
iii + 133 pages
8-1/2 x 11

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