'An External Agency of Considerable Importance': The Stresses of Agriculture in the Foraging-to-Farming Transition in Eastern North America

Clark Spencer Larsen, Christopher Ruff

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10 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780470747308
StatePublished - Jan 14 2011


  • Activity and workload study - osteoarthritis and cross-sectional geometry, insight into lifestyle in past societies
  • Eastern North America, and osteoarthritis - behavioural markers of lifestyle and activity
  • Eastern North America, prehistory by small-scale societies - gathering wild plants, hunting and fishing
  • Eastern North America, stresses of agriculture - in foraging-to-farming transition, 'An External Agency of Considerable Importance'
  • Lower Illinois River Valley - intensive archaeological investigation of early 1960s
  • Osteoarthritis, multifactorial disorder - and diarthrodial joint degeneration
  • Past behaviour, reconstruction and interpretation - human skeletal remains, bone adapted to mechanical environment around it
  • Prehistoric and mission-era bioarchaeology - of the Georgia Bight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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