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Finger, Hand and Foot Imprints: The Evidence of Children on Archaeological Artefacts

Authors

KRÁLÍK Miroslav URBANOVÁ Petra HLOŽEK Martin

Year of publication 2008
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Description The chapter discusses seeking for the evidence of childrens physical presence and activities on archaeological items. Ancient fingerprints on ceramics as well as on other printable media, partial or complete handprints or hand stencils, foot imprints or imprints of any other body parts may provide essential information on an individuals biology, e.g. age, sex, population affinity. The chapter provides an insight into the evaluation techniques and an up-to-date research status.
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