This ebook is of significant curiosity to the suitable viewers because it deals for the 1st time a world standpoint at the bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture. It comprises contributions from world-class researchers, with a selected emphasis on advances in equipment (e.g. old DNA of pathogens, sturdy isotope research, etc.).
The publication particularly addresses the subsequent facets linked to the transition to agriculture in a variety of global regions:
- Changes in grownup and subadult stature and subadult progress profiles
- Diachronic tendencies within the research of useful morphological buildings (craniofacial, vault, decrease limbs, etc.) and no matter if those are linked to switch in total sex-specific morphological variability
- Changes in mobility
- Changes in behaviour which might be reconstructed from the examine of the skeletal list. those comprise adjustments in job styles, sexual dimorphism, facts of inter-personal trauma, and so forth.
- Population dynamics and microevolution through analyzing intra and inter inhabitants adaptations in dental and cranial metric features, in addition to archaeogenetic reports of historic DNA (e.g. mtDNA markers).