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A Doll’s Life

Rochel Burstyn

Have you ever known a little girl who doesn’t love playing with dolls? It’s something little girls have been doing for thousands of years. Dolls haven’t always been the babies we know them as. And sometimes dolls aren’t playthings for children, but collector’s items for grownups. Let’s travel back in time to some significant dates in doll history.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Around 2,000 BCE When you see pictures of ancient dolls, you might feel sorry for the kids of those days… but don’t worry, they didn’t know any better! (Plus, they had far less playtime because back then they were busy doing all the work that today’s machines do for us). The earliest dolls were made from whatever materials were available, like stone, wood, or clay. One such doll from 4,000 years ago, discovered by archaeologists in 2004, had roughly carved eyes, nose, and mouth.

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