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Re: Teenage builders
Mar 01, 2017, 17:23
An interesting discussion. No one has brought up the role of pubescent girls though. I wonder ... helping their mothers with other children, gathering food, grinding grain. As well as becoming mothers themselves, probably somewhere between thirteen and fifteen. I wonder if they were treated as chattels to be traded or, on reaching womanhood (menstruation) were they treated with value. A mother's milk would have been precious as the only way to nourish infants so if the mother was hungry, not producing milk, the baby would die of hunger. Tragically, we see it happen today.

By coincidence I just came across this article - it doesn't tell us anything we don't already know but worth a little read.
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