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Unformatted text preview: -Must be useful throughout life-Gerontocide, Senilicide, infanticide-Women in a foraging society don’t have 300/400 menstrual periods in their lives, much less-Adolescent sterility – between 11-12 and 15-18-3 – 5 years between births-Constant breast feeding – suppress ovulation-30-40 menstrual periods in a foraging society – may be more natural c) More sedimentary populations – options, etc. III. (If time permits) what causes population growth under more sedentary conditions? a) Fertility-Number of children actually had-Fecundity – Biologically able to have children-Fecundability = same thing-Population tends to go up with sedentary conditions b) Mortality I: Foraging – BaMbuti II: Food Production – Still small scale – Hopi, Arapesh, Nyuro III: Early States, Urbanization, Civilization, Writing...
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- Fall '06
- Demography, II. Carrying capacity