Cannon, A. & Cook, K. 2015

‘Infant death and the archaeology of grief’, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 25: 1, 399-416.

Christensen, D. & Sandvick, K. 2014

‘Death ends a life, not a relationship: objects as media on children’s graves’, in D. Christensen & K. Sandvick (eds) Mediating and Remediating Death, London: Routledge, 251-271.

Coster, W. 2000

‘Tokens of innocence: infant baptism, death and burial in early Modern England’ in B. Gordon and P. Marshall (eds) The Place of the Dead: Death and Remembrance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 266-287.

Crow, M., Zori, C. & Zori, D. 2020

‘Doctrinal and physical marginality in Christian death: the burial of unbaptized infants in medieval Italy’, Religions 11:12, 678.

DiGirolamo, V. 2002

‘Newsboy funerals: tales of sorrow and solidarity in urban America’, Journal of Social History, 36:1, 5-30.

Drybread, K. 2013

‘Social life and the deaths of Brazilian street children’, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthrpology, 18:2, 212-230.

Muller, S., Burke, H., De Leiuen, C. & 2 others 2019

‘“Childness”’: an alternative approach to the archaeology of childhood through cemetery studies’, Religions, 10: 8, 451.

Noret, J. 2012

Grief as social fact: notes from southern Benin’, African Studies, 71:2, 273-286

Smith, D. 1987

‘“Safe in the arms of Jesus”: consolation on Deleware children’s gravestones, 1840-44’, Markers, 4, 85-106.

Sørensen, T. 2011

‘Sweet dreams: biographical blanks and the commemoration of children’, Mortality, 16:2, 161-175.

Tyssens, J. 2017

‘Working class children, death and secularity: Belgium in the 1890s’, Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, 95:4, 917-36.

Woods, R. 2006

Children Remembered: Responses to Untimely Death in the Past, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.


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