Mesolithic To Neolithic Revolution

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The main goal of the paper (Bocquet-appel, 2002) is to detect the change in the number of humans from Mesolithic to Neolithic transition. The paper uses a combination of both theoretical and cultural historical evidence to infer the transition during Neolithic revolution. Previously, such transition in demography is mainly inferred from genetic data, using the demic-expansion model. Bocquet-appel (2002) argued that the genetic model embedded in the demic model did not show the change representing the transition and suffered from ambiguous interpretation, and the new method of paleoanthropological data from cemeteries can promise more informative and reliable signals. The theoretical assumption behind Bocquet-appel (2002) is that the proportion
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