ИСХРАНА И ЗДРАВСТВЕНИ СТАТУС ДЕЦЕ У МЕЗОЛИТУ И НЕОЛИТУ ЂЕРДАПА

Translated title of the contribution: Diet and health status of children at the Mesolithic and Neolithic in the Danube Gorges

Jelena Jovanovic, Gwenaëlle Goude, Melie Le Roy, Estelle Herrscher, Sofija Stefanović

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Abstract

One of the most important biological changes in the evolution of
man, undoubtedly influenced by the cultural changes as well, is the Neolithic
demographic explosion, i.e. the first significant increase of population size,
followed by the change in the way of life: transition from hunter-gatherers to
sedentary, focused upon agriculture. Biological studies indicate the possible
connection between fertility and lactation duration, or more specifically that the
increased fertility influenced the shortened lactation period during the Neolithic.
In order to test this hypothesis, the duration of lactation period has been tested for the Iron Gates population during four millennia (9500 – 5500 BCE). The results indicate shortening of lactation period and have been interpreted in association to macroscopic observations of the health status of children (linear hypoplasia ofteeth enamel, presence of caries and dental plaque).
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)43-65
JournalARCHAICA
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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