Shattered lives and broken childhoods: Evidence of physical child abuse in ancient Egypt.

  title={Shattered lives and broken childhoods: Evidence of physical child abuse in ancient Egypt.},
  author={Sandra M. Wheeler and L. Williams and Patrick Beauchesne and Tosha L. Dupras},
  journal={International journal of paleopathology},
  volume={3 2},
  • Sandra M. Wheeler, L. Williams, +1 author Tosha L. Dupras
  • Published 2013
  • History, Medicine
  • International journal of paleopathology
  • Much can be learned about cultural attitudes of violence towards children from the analyses of their skeletal remains and mortuary patterns of the communities in which they lived and died. A bioarchaeological approach integrating biological, socio-cultural, and physical environments is used in analyzing the remains of a 2-3-year-old child from Kellis 2, a Romano-Christian period cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt. The skeletal remains of this individual show an unusual pattern of trauma and… CONTINUE READING
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