The origins of agriculture: Population growth during a period of declining health

  title={The origins of agriculture: Population growth during a period of declining health},
  author={G. Armelagos and A. Goodman and K. Jacobs},
  journal={Population and Environment},
  • G. Armelagos, A. Goodman, K. Jacobs
  • Published 1991
  • Economics
  • Population and Environment
  • The increase in the Neolithic human population following the development of agriculture has been assumed to result from improvements in health and nutrition. Recent research demonstrates that this assumption is incorrect. With the development of sedentism and the intensification of agriculture, there is an increase in infectious disease and nutritional deficiencies particularly affecting infants and children.Declining health probably increased mortality among infants, children and oldest adults… CONTINUE READING

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