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Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

BEAN research published in Nature Communications

BEAN researchers at UCL, together with their colleagues, have used archaeological data, radiocarbon mesaurement distributions, and model-based computer simulations to demonstrate that the introduction of agriculture into Europe was followed by a boom-and-bust pattern in the density of regional populations.
 
Regional population collapse followed initial  agriculture booms in mid-Holocene Europe
Stephen Shennan, Sean S. Downey, Adrian Timpson, Kevan Edinborough, Sue Colledge, Tim Kerig,Katie Manning & Mark G. Thomas
 
Nature Communications 1 Oct 2013
 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3486