When the World’s Population Took Off: The Springboard of the Neolithic Demographic Transition

@article{BocquetAppel2011WhenTW,
  title={When the World’s Population Took Off: The Springboard of the Neolithic Demographic Transition},
  author={J. Bocquet-Appel},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={560 - 561}
}
  • J. Bocquet-Appel
  • Published 2011
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • During the economic transition from foraging to farming, the signal of a major demographic shift can be observed in cemetery data of world archaeological sequences. This signal is characterized by an abrupt increase in the proportion of juvenile skeletons and is interpreted as the signature of a major demographic shift in human history, known as the Neolithic Demographic Transition (NDT). This expresses an increase in the input into the age pyramids of the corresponding living populations with… CONTINUE READING

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