The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest

  title={The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest},
  author={Timothy A. Kohler and Matt Glaude and Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel and Brian M. Kemp},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={645 - 669}
Maize agriculture was practiced in the U.S. Southwest slightly before 2000 B.C., but had a negligible impact on population growth rates until the development or introduction of more productive landraces; the ability to successfully cultivate maize under a greater variety of conditions, with dry farming especially important; the addition of beans, squash, and eventually turkey to the diet; increased sedentism; and what we infer to be the remapping of exchange networks and the development of… Expand
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