Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel is a professor at the Practical School of High Studies (EPHE) and research director at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS). His research is focused mainly on demographic anthropology, particularly paleodemography, in terms of both demographic analyses and bioanthropological techniques. In addition to modern-day Europe and India, his periods of interest range from Paleolithic Europe to the origin of agriculture in several different world regions. He is especially interested in detecting the signals of a major qualitative rupture in the demographic history of humanity: the Neolithic Demographic Transition.
Bocquet-Appel JP (2009) : The Demographic Impact of the Agricultural System in Human History. Current Anthropology 50(5) : 657-660.
Bocquet-Appel JP (2011) : When the World’s Population Took Off: The Springboard of the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Science 333 (6042) : 560-561.
Bocquet-Appel JP, Naji S, Vander Linden M, Kozlowski J (2011) : Understanding the rates of expansion of the farming system in Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science
Bocquet-Appel JP and Bar-Yosef O. 2008. (Eds)The Neolithic Demographic Transition and its Consequences. Springer Netherlands, 544 p.