Episode 48 - Where Do Babies Come From? The Archaeology of Childbirth
This week, we bring you the MIRACLE OF BIRTH. Join Amber and Anna for a brief frolic through some ancient birthing wisdom and evidence of pregnancy and childbirth in the archaeological record. We're also joined by the brilliant Dr. Natalie Laudicina, who takes us on a fascinating and slightly terrifying journey through the surprisingly complicated landscape of the primate birth canal. Content warning: some of the subject material in this episode may be upsetting, but we try to give listeners a heads up.
To learn more, check out:
The couvade (Antiquitatem)
This Pregnant Medieval Woman With Head Wound 'Gave Birth' In Her Grave (Forbes) - Editor’s note: this story may be upsetting to some folks
Watching Ancient Hominins Giving Birth (Sapiens)
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