ArchaeoCon: Debby Sneed

Debby Sneed is a lecturer in Classics at California State University, Long Beach. Her work is primarily focused on the lives of physically disabled people in Greece in the 6th through 4th centuries BCE. Her most recent article confronted the long-held myth that ancient Greeks killed or exposed disabled infants at birth. In this interdisciplinary project, she presented evidence that ancient Greeks regularly extended care to infants born with congenital impairments, including limb difference, clubfoot, and cleft palates. Her other work includes ceramic technologies in ancient Greece and making the modern disciplines of Classics and Archaeology accessible. She is currently in residence at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where she is writing her first book.

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