Hindcasting global population densities reveals forces enabling the origin of agriculture

Nature Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 2(7) Nature Published In Pages: 478-484
By Kavanagh, Patrick H., Vilela, Bruno, Haynie, Hannah J., Tuff, Ty, Lima-Ribeiro, Matheus, Gray, Russell D. , Botero, Carlos A. , Gavin, Michael C.


Agriculture arose out of necessity as environmental conditions deteriorated


Researchers hindcasted population trends across 12 societies and compared to estimated time of domestication


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
General additive modelsNot SupportedN/AN/AN/A


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
DomesticationDependentDomesticated Animals, Tillage
Environmental conditionsIndependentLocation, Climate, Topography And Geology