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.


Factors promoting agriculture were distinct in each location


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


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


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
DomesticationDependentDomesticated Animals, Tillage