Prehistoric Graves Reveal America’s First Baby Boom

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 9, 2006   View Article

A new study of prehistoric cemeteries in North America is adding weight to the theory that the development of agriculture helped fuel baby booms around the world.

According to the theory, populations swell when societies shift from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on the more sedentary routine of farming.

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