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WEaning practices in ANcient ITaly: from Neolithic farmers to the first cities

Project description

Neolithic weaning in the context of urbanisation

The first permanent villages date back to Neolithic times – a period of transition from hunting and gathering to farming and settlement. Gradually, these villages became the first densely-populated urban centres. The mother-child relationship provides an excellent window on biocultural cause and effect. WEAN-IT is studying weaning age in Italy during this critical transition to determine if weaning age had differed for girls and boys. Analyses of bones and teeth from skeletons of that time will also help inform modern society about weaning and its relation to bone growth.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Kent East Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00