Friday, June 24, 2022

Wet Nurses in the Lech Valley (Stockhammer, 2022)

Phillip Stockhammer looks at the patterns of social position among women within the Lech Valley farmsteads.  

He makes a fairly compelling case that some of these imported women were wet nurses.  All women are non-local, but the mistresses are less non-local than women in servitude.  Or however one wishes to phrase it.


  1. Is there a link to the paper itself?

  2. I believe he is only commenting on the previous Lech Valley paper.