Palaeodemography of Southern Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic Populations: Regional and Temporal Perspectives

Vered Eshed, Ehud Galili

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780470747308
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Burials in PPN, on-site - located in houses (under floors) or in courtyards
  • Demographic characteristics of southern Levant populations before (Natufian) - and after transition to agriculture (Pre Pottery Neolithic)
  • Estimated Number of Individuals (ENI) - as Maximum number of Individual: Max. NI)
  • High life expectancy - in case of AY (Atlit-Yam), compared to AG (Ain-Ghazal) and combined Neolithic sample
  • Neolithic Demographic Transition (NDT) model - birth rate and mortality variations, for drastic population increase
  • Neolithic populations, from southern Levant - differences in mortality profile and life expectancy
  • Neolithic transition, and changes - in mobility, social organization, subsistence and technology
  • Reconstruction, demographic profile of Middle-Late Pre pottery Neolithic populations - demographic differences of three large skeletal populations
  • Southern Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) population palaeodemography - regional and temporal perspectives
  • Typical articulated skeletons - from Atlit-Yam (adults)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
  • Medicine (all)

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