project . 2020 - 2022 . On going

WEAN-IT

WEaning practices in ANcient ITaly: from Neolithic farmers to the first cities
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 842812 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 224,934 EURFunder Contribution: 224,934 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2020
    End Date
    07 Sep 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Weaning age directly reflects the way infants are cared for within a human society. It is linked to female fertility, maternal and non-maternal care strategies, social stratification, infant growth and even adult heath. Yet, we know almost nothing about the way weaning age developed during recent human evolution. This project focuses on a critical period in human evolution in Italy that led to major socio-economic changes as Neolithic farming economies gave way to the first cities. The goal in this project is to reconstruct weaning age in extensive collections of human skeletons that span these periods of transitions. I will integrate microstructural, histologic...
Description
Weaning age directly reflects the way infants are cared for within a human society. It is linked to female fertility, maternal and non-maternal care strategies, social stratification, infant growth and even adult heath. Yet, we know almost nothing about the way weaning age developed during recent human evolution. This project focuses on a critical period in human evolution in Italy that led to major socio-economic changes as Neolithic farming economies gave way to the first cities. The goal in this project is to reconstruct weaning age in extensive collections of human skeletons that span these periods of transitions. I will integrate microstructural, histologic...
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