A holistic and comprehensive account of the nature of the
transition from hunting to farming in prehistory. It addresses for
the first time the main bioarchaeological aspects such as changes
in mobility, behaviour, diet and population dynamics.
This book is of major interest to the relevant audience since it
offers for the first time a global perspective on the
bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture. It includes
contributions from world-class researchers, with a particular
emphasis on advances in methods (e.g. ancient DNA of pathogens,
stable isotope analysis, etc.).
The book specifically addresses the following aspects associated
with the transition to agriculture in various world regions:
Changes in adult and subadult stature and subadult growth
profilesDiachronic trends in the analysis of functional
morphological structures (craniofacial, vault, lower limbs, etc.)
and whether these are associated with change in overall
sex-specific morphological variabilityChanges in mobilityChanges in
behaviour which can be reconstructed from the study of the skeletal
record. These include changes in activity patterns, sexual
dimorphism, evidence of inter-personal trauma, and the like.
Population dynamics and microevolution by examining intra and inter
population variations in dental and cranial metric traits, as well
as archaeogenetic studies of ancient DNA (e.g. mtDNA markers).
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