Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel, Ofer Bar-Yosef, “The Neolithic Demographic Transition and its Consequences”
English | ISBN: 1402085389 | edition 2008 | PDF | 544 pages | 12 mb

 

Using cemetery data, it has been possible to identify the signature of a previously unknown demographic process associated with the transition from a hunter-gatherer to an agricultural economy. 

Characterized by a dramatic increase in the birth rate, and consequently of the population growth rate, over a period of less than a millennium following the transition to agriculture, this global demographic process has been termed the Neolithic Demographic Transition (NDT). The NDT signature has so far been detected in Europe, North America, Mesoamerica and South America.

 

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