Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture


A holistic and entire account of the character of the transition from searching to farming in prehistory. It addresses for the 1st time the most bioarchaeological elements similar to adjustments in mobility, behaviour, vitamin and inhabitants dynamics.

This publication is of significant curiosity to the proper viewers because it deals for the 1st time a world viewpoint at the bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture. It contains contributions from world-class researchers, with a specific emphasis on advances in tools (e.g. historical DNA of pathogens, reliable isotope research, etc.).

The booklet in particular addresses the next facets linked to the transition to agriculture in numerous global regions:

  • Changes in grownup and subadult stature and subadult progress profiles
  • Diachronic tendencies within the research of useful morphological buildings (craniofacial, vault, reduce limbs, etc.) and no matter if those are linked to swap in total sex-specific morphological variability
  • Changes in mobility
  • Changes in behaviour which are reconstructed from the examine of the skeletal list. those contain alterations in task styles, sexual dimorphism, facts of inter-personal trauma, and so forth.
  • Population dynamics and microevolution by way of reading intra and inter inhabitants diversifications in dental and cranial metric features, in addition to archaeogenetic stories of historic DNA (e.g. mtDNA markers).

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