INTRODUCTION: Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (CNRS, Paris, France),- DATA: From genes to numbers: effective population sizes in human origins: John Hawks (University of Wisconsin, USA),- Assessment of Land Surveys in Greece: Contributions and Limitations: Jean-Nicolas Corvisier (University of Artois, France),- TECHNIQUES: Estimation of Age Distribution with and its Confidence Intervals using an Iterative bayesian procedure and a bootstrap sampling approach: Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (CNRS, Paris, France) and Jean-Noël Bacro (University of Montpellier 2, France),- The Halley Band for Paleodemographic Mortality Analysis: Marc A. Luy (University of Rostock, Germany) and Ursula Wittwer-Backofen (Institute for Human Genetics and Anthropology, University Clinics Freiburg, Germany),- Model life-tables for preindustrial populations : First application in Palaeodemography.: Isabelle Seguy (INED/CEPAM, Nice, France) et al,- PATTERNS: Modeling Paleolithic Predator-Prey Dynamics and the Effects of Hunting Pressure on Prey 'Choice': Mary C. Stiner (University of Arizona, USA) et al,- The Paleodemography of Central Portugal and the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition: Mary Jackes (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Christopher Meiklejohn (University of Winnipeg, Canada),- Demographic and Health Changes during the transition to Agriculture in North America: Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (CNRS, Paris, France) et al,- The demography of prehistoric fishing/hunting people: Case study of the Upper Columbia Area: Nathan B. Goodale (Washington State University, USA) et al,- The Libben Site: a Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering Village from the Eastern Late Woodlands of North America. Analysis and Implications for Palaeodemography and Human Origins: Richard S. Meindl (Kent State University, USA) et al.
This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France). It covers recent paleodemographic innovations, in terms of data, techniques and the detection of patterns making it possible to highlight hitherto unknown prehistoric demographic processes.
Written data used by demographers essentially covers the last five centuries. To tackle earlier demographic issues, we need to draw on sources and techniques other than those commonly used by demographers. This means using information from archeology, physical anthropology, paleontology, primatology, and genetics, along with relevant models of interpretation. This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress held in July 2005. It covers recent paleodemographic innovations in data, techniques, and the detection of patterns that make it possible to examine previously unknown prehistoric demographic processes. The book is fascinating reading for physical anthropologists, archeologists, bioarcheologists, demographers, and historical demographers.