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Birth in prehistory

  title={Birth in prehistory},
  author={Emer O’donnell}
In this article I investigate the process of birth from a woman-centred, rather than child oriented, perspective. I demonstrate that irrespective of culture or belief there exist basic prerequisites (environmental, physical and psychological) which maximise the potential for a successful outcome in the negotiation of birth. In the application of these to the physical environment, specifically Palaeolithic France, it becomes evident that it may be possible not only to identify areas used for… 


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