A tale of the tall : A short report on stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age southern Scandinavia

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Human stature as a measurement for evaluating physical status is used by the World Health Organiza-tion (WHO) as well as bioarchaeologists. The reason for this is that only about 80% depends on genetic factors, while 20% depend on the environment. Bad living conditions decrease stature in a population. This paper aims to make a short review of earlier reports on stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age Southern Scandinavia and to provide some new data. It is clear that stature in Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age Scandinavia was very high, equal to modern statures.


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  • Archaeology


  • Stature, Late Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Southern Scandinavia, health
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden
EditorsKristian Brink, Susan Hydén, Kristina Jennbert, Lars Larsson, Deborah Olausson
PublisherDepartment of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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ISSN (Print)0065-0994

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Kristian Brink (ed.), Susan Hydén (ed.), Kristina Jennbert (ed.), Lars Larsson (ed.) & Deborah Olausson (ed.), 2015, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University. 250 p. (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 8°; vol. 65)

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