Tag: Daily Life in the Ancient World


Family matters, Economy, culture and biology: fertility and its constraints in Roman Italy

However, the theory concerning fertility behaviour during the Late Roman Republic that has been put forward by Brunt depends largely on such viewpoints as have become controversial in the discipline of demography. Rather than purely economic and rational in scope, decision making processes – such as those concerning marriage and procreation – are embedded in specific cultural and social settings that affect outcomes through the creation or upholding of practical, structural, normative or perceived constraints.


One accident too many?

Presentation of a skeleton discovered in the Sudan in the 1996/7 season of the Northern Dongola Reach Survey, sponsored by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, in a small Kerma period cemetery (P37), south of Kawa. This skeleton exhibits an unusually interesting range of injuries, which are listed and discussed.