Towards a bioarchaeology of care : a contextualised approach for identifying and interpreting health-related care provision in prehistory
Characteristics of the care given to those experiencing disability provide a window into important aspects of community and culture. In archaeology, health-related care provision is inferred from physical evidence in human remains indicating survival with, or recovery from, a disabling pathology, in circumstances where, without support, the individual may not have survived to actual age at death. Despite its potential to provide a valuable perspective on past behaviour, caregiving is a topic...[Show more]
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