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Bone study sheds new light on the history of Britain's weaning habits

July 11, 2018 - General

Archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen have led a significant new study on the history of Britain’s weaning habits and have discovered that the early cessation of breastfeeding is not rooted in the Victorian era, as commonly perceived, but as early as the 16th and 17th centuries.

Analysis of bone remains from St Nicholas Kirk in Aberdeen is providing archaeologists with new
insights into historical weaning habits [Credit:…

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