Ancient populations – prior to 4th century

Since prehistoric times to the foundling wheel, from the first…

Ancient Rome – ‘columna lactaria’

In ancient Rome abandoned infants were exposed in a public in…

Advent of Christianity – 4th century

Things changed with the advent of Christianity in the 4th century…

Ecumenical Council - 500 AD

In 500 AD abandoning a child was equated with infanticide. In…