The ´child´ is in archaeological contexts normally treated as an undifferentiated group. This thesis is a diachronic comparative analysis of child burials at Corinth, 700-400 BC, with a goal of identifying sub-groups within child burials based on age. All graves from The North Cemetery at Corinth dated from 700-400 BC are included in this thesis. The adult´s expectations to children, and how these are expressed in the mortuary practices is the main theme of the thesis. A similar study was done in 1995 by Sanne Houby-Nielsen with the material remains from Kerameikos, Athens. I have compared my results to hers, as my primary goal was to identify if the age groups of children found in Athens was an Athenian phenomenon or not. Other important aspects discussed is how the different age groups within child burials correlate to each other and adults.