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A tale of the tall : A short report on stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age southern Scandinavia

Tornberg, Anna LU (2015) In Neolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden 65. p.107-114
Abstract
Human stature as a measurement for evaluating physical status is used by the World Health Organiza-tion (WHO) as well as bioarchaeologists. The reason for this is that only about 80% depends on genetic factors, while 20% depend on the environment. Bad living conditions decrease stature in a population. This paper aims to make a short review of earlier reports on stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age Southern Scandinavia and to provide some new data. It is clear that stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age Scandinavia was very high, equal to modern statures.
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Stature, Late Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Southern Scandinavia, health
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Neolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden
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Brink, Kristian; Hydén, Susan; Jennbert, Kristina; Larsson, Lars; Olausson, Deborah; ; ; ; and
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65
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107 - 114
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Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University
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0065-0994
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English
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  author       = {Tornberg, Anna},
  editor       = {Brink, Kristian and Hydén, Susan and Jennbert, Kristina and Larsson, Lars and Olausson, Deborah},
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  keyword      = {Stature,Late Neolithic,Early Bronze Age,Southern Scandinavia,health},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {107--114},
  publisher    = {Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University},
  series       = {Neolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden},
  title        = {A tale of the tall : A short report on stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age southern Scandinavia},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2015},
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