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Unearthing Childhood by Robin Derricourt Wins 2019 Prose Award in Archeology & Ancient History

Robin Derricourt’s Unearthing Childhood: Youth Lives in Prehistory (Manchester University Press, 2018) has won the Archaeology & Ancient History PROSE award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

These awards honour scholarly works published in 2018, across 48 categories, and the winners were selected from 165 finalists previously identified from the more than 500 entries in the competition.

David Lancy, author of The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings writes, "Derricourt has succeeded at the Herculean task of reviewing the entire corpus of childhood-relevant material from the archeological record. He has amplified and enriched this account with appropriate material from the ethnographic and historic records. The result is a comprehensive survey of childhood in the distant past."

Robin Derricourt is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.