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New bioarchaeological approaches to care in the past

  • Siân E. Halcrow (a1)


Until a few years ago the bioarchaeology of care was a topic very rarely touched upon. Stimulated in large part by the innovative work by Tilley and colleagues, which provides a socially contextualised model to interpret the implications of health care in the past (Tilley & Oxenham 2011; Tilley 2015), this is now a burgeoning field in bioarchaeology. The two volumes on care in the past under review here showcase leading research in this emerging field, emphasising the social aspects of care in palaeopathological cases of disability. These volumes also illustrate the value of bioarchaeological consideration of the social implications of care provision, abuse and neglect of infants and children, as well as a consideration of care for animals in the past.



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Tilley, L. 2015. Theory and practice in the bioarchaeology of care. New York: Springer.
Tilley, L. & Oxenham, M.F.. 2011. Survival against the odds: modelling the social implications of care provision to seriously disabled individuals. International Journal of Paleopathology 1: 3542.
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  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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