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

Parracho Silva, F. and Vander Linden, M., 2020. Dispersals as demographic processes: testing and describing the spread of the Neolithic in the Balkans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376. (In Press)

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Official URL: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/journal/rstb

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’.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0962-8436
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dispersal; population; density-dependence; SPDs; Early Neolithic; Balkans
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:34813
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 11:54
Last Modified:12 Nov 2020 11:54

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