project . 2015 - 2021 . Closed

BIRTH

Births, mothers and babies: prehistoric fertility in the Balkans between 10000 – 5000 BC
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 640557 Call for proposal: ERC-2014-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,714,880 EURFunder Contribution: 1,714,880 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2015
    End Date
    31 Jan 2021
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Description
The BIRTH project will investigate the key biological and cultural mechanisms affecting fertility rates resulting the Neolithic Demogaphic Transition, the major demographic shift in human evolution. We integrate skeletal markers with micro-nutritional and macro-scaled cultural effects on fertility rates during the Early-Middle Holocene (10000-5000 BC) in the Central Balkans. Human, animal and plant remains, will be analysed using methods from bioarchaeological, forensic, chemical sciences in order to: 1) Investigate variability in the pattern of birth rates (number of pregnancies, interval(s) between them and the duration of the reproductive period) through hist...
Description
The BIRTH project will investigate the key biological and cultural mechanisms affecting fertility rates resulting the Neolithic Demogaphic Transition, the major demographic shift in human evolution. We integrate skeletal markers with micro-nutritional and macro-scaled cultural effects on fertility rates during the Early-Middle Holocene (10000-5000 BC) in the Central Balkans. Human, animal and plant remains, will be analysed using methods from bioarchaeological, forensic, chemical sciences in order to: 1) Investigate variability in the pattern of birth rates (number of pregnancies, interval(s) between them and the duration of the reproductive period) through hist...
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