What happens when you get a archaeologist, an ecologist, and a paleontologist to in the same room to look at old data with a new lens? You get, "Productivity, biodiversity, and pathogens influence the global hunter-gatherer population density," published in PNAS, where the influence of environmental conditions on the abundance of pre-industrial humans is investigated.... Continue Reading →

Agriculture Reduced The Periodicity & Amplitude Of Nutritional Stress

Razib has responded to my disagreement with his statement that any given hunter-gatherer infant is far more likely to reach reproductive age than any given offspring of peasants. And he's confident with his standing. I've done some reviewing of the literature and I still think that the probability that a child of an agriculturalist will... Continue Reading →

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