European Neolithic demography
VSG Cerny Biometrics
Minimum Precipitation Scandinavia
Cropped 3D Calibration
 
 
 
 
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Results

Analysis is now well under way and some fascinating results are beginning to emerge. Here are some of our most exciting discoveries….

Demography

New results published in Nature Communications reveal regional population crashes followed the introduction of agriculture in Neolithic Europe. Our results suggests that these population busts were not as result of climatic events

Stock-Keeping

Analysis of almost 1 million animal bones from 235 archaeological sites reveals strong regionalisation in Early Neolithic animal exploitation strategies. Our results indicate a good correlation with environmental parameters, demonstrating that the choices made by early Neolithic herders were largely determined by their environments. Cultural links appear to have played only a minor role in Neolithic animal societies.

Agriculture

A detailed analysis of the preservational biases imposed on different archaeobotanical assemblages is beginning to reveal important trends in the stability of Neolithic agricultural practices. These results provide crucial data for constructing predictive models of taphonomic loss on dryland sites.

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