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Children as Formational Agents in the Archaeological Record: Some Ethnoarchaeological Observations
Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Pei-Lin Yu
Abstract
Is it possible to distinguish children's behavior in the archaeological record? What roles do children play as active site formational agents and what are the implications for archaeological investigation? Ethnoarchaeological descriptions of playing, technological behavior (hand-me-down, scavenging and re-use; skill acquisition), use of space, subsistence and social roles (gender differentiation; share-out) from neotropical forager-gardeners are used to develop a frame of reference and predictive statements about archaeological correlates of children's behavior.
Publication Date
April 5, 2013
Citation Information
Pei-Lin Yu. "Children as Formational Agents in the Archaeological Record: Some Ethnoarchaeological Observations" Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pei-lin_yu/7/