What ancient footprints can tell us about what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times

Western society has a rather specific view of what a good childhood should be like; protecting, sheltering and legislating to ensure compliance with it. However, perceptions of childhood vary greatly with geography, culture and time. What was it like to be a child in prehistoric times, for example – in the absence of toys, tablets and television?

What ancient footprints can tell us about what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times

Western society has a rather specific view of what a good childhood should be like; protecting, sheltering and legislating to ensure compliance with it. However, perceptions of childhood vary ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Ancient footprints reveal what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times

The discovery of children’s footprints in Ethiopia show how children spent their time 700,000 years ago.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Footprints reveal how prehistoric kids spent their time

Researchers from Bournemouth University have outlined the discovery of children's footprints in Namibia and Ethiopia, dating from 1,500 years ago to as far back as 700,000 years ago. ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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