SOURCE: Mother Jones
Historian Paul Renfro explains the rising fears of child abduction in the 1980s and the way those fears have been used politically.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Sarah Horowitz
It’s more accurate to say that technology can help us find the evidence that we are culturally primed to look for.
SOURCE: Discovery News
A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-period cemetery in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, shows evidence of physical child abuse, archaeologists have found. The child, who lived around 2,000 years ago, represents the earliest documented case of child abuse in the archaeological record, and the first case ever found in Egypt, researchers say.The Dakhleh Oasis is one of seven oases in Egypt's Western Desert. The site has seen continuous human occupation since the Neolithic period, making it the focus of several archaeological investigations, said lead researcher Sandra Wheeler, a bioarchaeologist at the University of Central Florida. Moreover, the cemeteries in the oasis allow scientists to take a unique look at the beginnings of Christianity in Egypt....