Dispersals as demographic processes: Testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans: Dispersals as demographic processes

Authors: Vander Linden, M. and Silva, F.

Journal: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume: 376

Issue: 1816

eISSN: 1471-2970

ISSN: 0962-8436

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0231rstb20200231

Abstract:

Although population history and dispersal are back at the forefront of the archaeological agenda, they are often studied in relative isolation. This contribution aims at combining both dimensions, as population dispersal is, by definition, a demographic process. Using a case study drawn from the Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe, we use radiocarbon dates to jointly investigate changes in speed and population size linked to the new food production economy and demonstrate that the spread of farming in this region corresponds to a density-dependent dispersal process. The implications of this characterization are evaluated in the discussion. This article is part of the theme issue 'Cross-disciplinary approaches to prehistoric demography'.

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Dispersals as demographic processes: testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans.

Authors: Vander Linden, M. and Silva, F.

Journal: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci

Volume: 376

Issue: 1816

Pages: 20200231

eISSN: 1471-2970

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0231

Abstract:

Although population history and dispersal are back at the forefront of the archaeological agenda, they are often studied in relative isolation. This contribution aims at combining both dimensions, as population dispersal is, by definition, a demographic process. Using a case study drawn from the Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe, we use radiocarbon dates to jointly investigate changes in speed and population size linked to the new food production economy and demonstrate that the spread of farming in this region corresponds to a density-dependent dispersal process. The implications of this characterization are evaluated in the discussion. This article is part of the theme issue 'Cross-disciplinary approaches to prehistoric demography'.

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Dispersals as demographic processes: testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans

Authors: Vander Linden, M. and Silva, F.

Journal: PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Volume: 376

Issue: 1816

eISSN: 1471-2970

ISSN: 0962-8436

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0231

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Dispersals as demographic processes: testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans

Authors: Vander Linden, M. and Parracho Silva, F.

Journal: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume: 376

Publisher: The Royal Society

ISSN: 0962-8436

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0231

Abstract:

Although population history and dispersal are back at the forefront of the archaeological agenda, they are often studied in relative isolation. This con- tribution aims at combining both dimensions, as population dispersal is, by definition, a demographic process. Using a case-study drawn from the Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe, we use radiocarbon dates to jointly investigate changes in speed and population size linked to the new food pro- duction economy and demonstrate that the spread of farming in this region corresponds to a density-dependent dispersal process. The implications of this characterization are evaluated in the discussion.

This article is part of the theme issue ‘Cross-disciplinary approaches to prehistoric demography’.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34813/

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Dispersals as demographic processes: testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans.

Authors: Vander Linden, M. and Silva, F.

Journal: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences

Volume: 376

Issue: 1816

Pages: 20200231

eISSN: 1471-2970

ISSN: 0962-8436

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0231

Abstract:

Although population history and dispersal are back at the forefront of the archaeological agenda, they are often studied in relative isolation. This contribution aims at combining both dimensions, as population dispersal is, by definition, a demographic process. Using a case study drawn from the Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe, we use radiocarbon dates to jointly investigate changes in speed and population size linked to the new food production economy and demonstrate that the spread of farming in this region corresponds to a density-dependent dispersal process. The implications of this characterization are evaluated in the discussion. This article is part of the theme issue 'Cross-disciplinary approaches to prehistoric demography'.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34813/

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