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Wealthy families in prehistoric Europe may have had live-in slaves

Newscientist - Thu 10 Oct 19

Ancient DNA suggests that during the Bronze Age, wealthy families once lived with poorer individuals, suggesting live-in slavery could be 1300 years older than we thought

Four-thousand-year-old family trees show deep roots of social inequality

Nature News - Thu 10 Oct 19

Nature, Published online: 10 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03046-wGenealogies gleaned from ancient human genomes are set to transform archaeology.

Ancient European households combined the rich and poor

ScienceNews - Thu 10 Oct 19

Homes combined “haves” and “have-nots” in a male-run system, suggests a study that challenges traditional views of ancient social stratification.

Social inequality in Bronze Age households

Phys.org - Thu 10 Oct 19

Social inequality already existed in southern Germany 4000 years ago, even within one household, a new study published in the journal Science finds. Archaeological and archaeogenetic analyses ...

Rich families were buried with their 'servants' thousands of years ago in Germany

Daily Mail - Thu 10 Oct 19

Archaeologists led from LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Human History studied Bronze Age communities in Germany's Lech Valley.

Social Inequality, Marriage Habits, and Other Clues to Bronze Age Life Revealed in New Study

Gizmodo - Thu 10 Oct 19

A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, patterns of inheritance, and the unexpected ...

Cemeteries offer evidence of social inequality in Bronze Age households

UPI - Thu 10 Oct 19

Researchers in Germany have unearthed archaeological evidence of social inequality, including the possible usage of servants and slaves, in Bronze Age households.

Archaeology: Social inequality in Bronze Age households

ScienceDaily - Thu 10 Oct 19

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4,000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same ...