Infant mortality research abstract online

The News for Medievalists blog reports that a research paper dealing with the topic of infant mortality has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology

An abstract of the paper entitled Brief and precarious lives: Infant mortality in contrasting sites from medieval and post-medieval England (AD 850-1859) is available on the blog.

According to the website:

"This study compares the infant mortality profiles of 128 infants from two urban and two rural cemetery sites in medieval U.K. (see also Physical Anthropology). 'The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of urbanization and industrialization in terms of endogenous or exogenous causes of death,' scientists writing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology report."