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exact ways to the learn of human demography exist inside of anthropology this present day: anthropological demography and human evolutionary ecology. the 1st stresses the position of tradition in deciding on inhabitants parameters, whereas the second one posits that demographic premiums mirror adaptive behaviors which are the goods of common choice. either sub-disciplines have completed extraordinary successes, yet each one has neglected and been actively disdainful of the opposite. this article makes an attempt a rapprochement of anthropological demography and human evolutionary ecology via acceptance of universal examine issues and the development of a large theoretical framework incorporating either cultural and organic motivation. either those ways are applied to look for demographic innovations in assorted cultural and temporal contexts starting from African pastoralists via North American post-industrial societies. As such this ebook is suitable to cultural and organic anthropologists, demographers, sociologists, and historians.

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