Presenter's Name(s)

Vivian Morgan PriestleyFollow

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Scott Van Keuren

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Anthropology

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

Presentation Title

A Cross-Cultural Study of Ceramics in Infant Burials

Time

9:00 AM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - New Research on Archaeological Ceramics

Abstract

This cross-cultural study of funerary ceramics for children will reveal certain aspects about how each respective culture perceives children in their community. Though infant mortality rates in ancient times were very high, each community dealt with these deaths in different ways, which reflect values surrounding children and process of dealing with death. Through examining designs on the various ceramics associated with the burials of children, religious significance will give insights into values surrounding infants and thus larger ideals in the community.

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Ceramics in Infant Burials

This cross-cultural study of funerary ceramics for children will reveal certain aspects about how each respective culture perceives children in their community. Though infant mortality rates in ancient times were very high, each community dealt with these deaths in different ways, which reflect values surrounding children and process of dealing with death. Through examining designs on the various ceramics associated with the burials of children, religious significance will give insights into values surrounding infants and thus larger ideals in the community.