Was Human Height in the Neolithic Period Influenced by Cultural Factors?

Team of international researchers analyzed the remains of over 1,500 individuals who lived roughly 6,000 to 8,000 years ago

Eva Rosenstock - of the Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences, in the lab. This skelet
Eva Rosenstock - of the Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences, in the lab. This skeleton dates from the late antiquity period, rather than the Neolithic. Photo: BoCAS/Uni Bonn all images in original size All rights reserved!
Body size differences between females and males in northern Europe during the early Neolithic period (6,000 to 8,000 years ago) may reflect cultural factors in play. The findings of an international research project led by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) suggest that differences in stature during that period cannot be explained solely by genetics and diet. ...
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