Infant feeding and weaning practices in Roman Egypt.

  title={Infant feeding and weaning practices in Roman Egypt.},
  author={Tosha L Dupras and Henry P. Schwarcz and Scott I Fairgrieve},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={115 3},
Current knowledge of infant feeding and weaning practices during the Roman period in Egypt is limited to scanty documentary and iconographic evidence. Stable nitrogen and carbon isotope analysis provides another avenue to explore this question. A sample of 49 infant and juvenile human skeletal remains from the Kellis 2 cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, was used to determine patterns of infant feeding and weaning. delta(15)N values indicate that supplementary foods were introduced at around… CONTINUE READING