A History of Health in Europe from the Late Paleolithic Era to the Present

Posted: 21 Mar 2003

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Richard H. Steckel

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

This article briefly describes a large, multidisciplinary research project that combines skeletal data in Europe over the past 10,000 years with information from sources in history, archaeology, geography and climate history to measure and analyze important aspects of human health. Over this era human health was significantly affected by climate change, the rise of settled agriculture, urbanization, new technologies, global exploration and colonization, and industrialization.

Keywords: Skeleton, Anthropometric history, Health, Climate history, Archaeology

Suggested Citation

Steckel, Richard H., A History of Health in Europe from the Late Paleolithic Era to the Present. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=382242

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