»Early life adversity in past populations«
Lecture Series »Neue Bioarchäologische Forschungen« (NeuBioArch)
»Early life adversity in past populations. Looking for vitality at birth, morbidity and mortality indicators in children who died during the perinatal period and infancy«
Caroline Partiot | ÖAI and Bordeaux University
Studies have shown that early life adversity (stress, diseases, traumatic events, nutritional deprivation etc.) can induce disruptions in key biological processes, increase risks of health outcomes, and even compromise the individual fitness. The aim of the research presented here is to investigate how negative exposures can get embedded in the immature skeleton and identified via skeletal indicators for vitality at birth, morbidity and mortality, allowing to study life trajectories and deaths circumstances of young children in past populations.