Extreme seasonality of births among nomadic Turkana pastoralists.

  title={Extreme seasonality of births among nomadic Turkana pastoralists.},
  author={Paul W Leslie and P. H. Fry},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={79 1},
Births to nomadic Turkana women in northwest Kenya follow one of the most highly seasonal distributions ever reported for a human population, with more than half of all births falling between March and June. Important aspects of the Turkana environment also fluctuate greatly over the course of the year. The rate of conception is apparently highest during the early dry season, when the food supply has been at its best for some time, and when women are attaining their peak nutritional status. The… CONTINUE READING

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