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Recent Advances in Palaeodemography

Data, Techniques, Patterns

Editors: Bocquet-Appel, Jean-Pierre (Ed.)

  • Covers recent paleodemographic innovations, in terms of data, techniques and the detection of patterns
  • Highlights hitherto unknown prehistoric demographic processes
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The written data used by demographers essentially cover the last five centuries. Since Homo Ergaster moved out of Africa around 1.8 million years ago and until the sub-contemporary periods, there is no data allowing us to reconstruct a demographic history that can be interpreted with the traditional tools of demography. If we want to be able to tackle demographic issues over a long evolutionary duration, trying to reconstitute our human demographic history and thinking out and testing macro-demographic theories, we need to draw on sources other than written data and on techniques other than those commonly used by demographers. This necessarily means using information of every kind, from archaeology, physical anthropology, paleontology, primatology or genetics, along with relevant models of interpretation.

This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France). It covers recent paleodemographic innovations, in terms of data, techniques and the detection of patterns making it possible to highlight hitherto unknown prehistoric demographic processes.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Assessment of Land Surveys in Greece: Contributions and Limitations

    Jean-Nicolas Corvisier

    Pages 31-61

  • The Paleodemography of Central Portugal and the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition

    Mary Jackes, Christopher Meiklejohn

    Pages 209-258

  • The Libben Site: a Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering Village from the Eastern Late Woodlands of North America. Analysis and Implications for Palaeodemography and Human Origins

    Richard S. Meindl, Robert P. Mensforth, C. Owen Lovejoy

    Pages 259-275

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7637-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recent Advances in Palaeodemography
Book Subtitle
Data, Techniques, Patterns
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6424-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6424-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6423-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7637-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 294
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