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Life-History Theory, Past Human Populations and Climatic Perturbations

Ahlström, Torbjörn LU (2011) In International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 21(4). p.407-419
Abstract
A sensitivity and elasticity analysis is performed on historical life-tables, that of Swedish females from 1751-1755 and 1966-1970, i.e. during and after the Little Ice Age. Coupled with life-history theory, this approach supplies us with some ideas on how stature can be understood as a proxy for conditions during the intrauterine growth, important if we aspire to calibrate proposed climatic perturbations and their effect on past societies. Matrix population models represent a versatile tool that has been used extensively in conservation biology, ecology, primatology and evolutionary demography. As of yet, applications in bioarchaeology/human osteology have been restricted to population forecasting. The following paper introduces matrix... (More)
A sensitivity and elasticity analysis is performed on historical life-tables, that of Swedish females from 1751-1755 and 1966-1970, i.e. during and after the Little Ice Age. Coupled with life-history theory, this approach supplies us with some ideas on how stature can be understood as a proxy for conditions during the intrauterine growth, important if we aspire to calibrate proposed climatic perturbations and their effect on past societies. Matrix population models represent a versatile tool that has been used extensively in conservation biology, ecology, primatology and evolutionary demography. As of yet, applications in bioarchaeology/human osteology have been restricted to population forecasting. The following paper introduces matrix population models and discusses their use in bioarchaeology. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Less)
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bioarchaeology, climate, life history theory, matrix population models, stature
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International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
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21
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407 - 419
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Wiley-Blackwell
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10.1002/oa.1147
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  author       = {Ahlström, Torbjörn},
  issn         = {1047-482X},
  keyword      = {bioarchaeology,climate,life history theory,matrix population models,stature},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {407--419},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {International Journal of Osteoarchaeology},
  title        = {Life-History Theory, Past Human Populations and Climatic Perturbations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.1147},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2011},
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