Sadlermiut Children and Childhood
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The paper to be presented concerns the Sadlermiut children from Southampton Island, Nunavut. In order to better understand the lives of these children, a three-fold methodology integrating archaeological and ethnographic evidence of children and childhood with an osteological analysis of growth and development was utilized. Osteological analyses revealed a high infant mortality rate and a growth pattern similar to that of the Eskimo and Aleut from Alaska, yet less than that of modern children of European descent, and archaeological populations from the U.S. These analyses paired with ethnographic information support the occurrence of puberty between 12 and 15 years of age.