Sallie Han and Tracy Betsinger publish book

Sallie Han and Tracy Betsinger (Anthropology) and Amy Scott (University of New Brunswick) are the co-editors of a recently published book, The Anthropology of the Fetus: Culture, Biology, and Society (Berghahn Books, 2017).

The collection presents the work of specialists in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Contributors draw on research in prehistoric, historic, and contemporary sites in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to explore the biological and cultural phenomenon of the fetus, raising methodological and theoretical concerns with the ultimate goal of developing a holistic anthropology of the fetus. The book features Han’s chapter, “Pregnant with Ideas: Concepts of the Fetus in the Twenty-First Century United States,” and Scott and Betsinger’s chapter, Excavating Identity: Burial Context and Fetal Identity in Post-Medieval Poland.”