Human Population Size at onset of Neolithic 10000 years before present

Value 1e+6 Individuals
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hawks J, Hunley K, Lee SH, Wolpoff M. Population bottlenecks and Pleistocene human evolution. Mol Biol Evol. 2000 Jan17(1):2-22. p.12 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID10666702
Primary Source Weiss KM. On the number of members of the genus Homo who have ever lived, and some evolutionary implications. Hum Biol. 1984 Dec56(4):637-49.PubMed ID6442261
Comments P.12 left column 3rd paragraph: "[Investigators’] exponential growth equation is of the form: Nt =(N0 +N0i)^t, where N0 is the initial population size, i is the rate of increase, and t is time. [They] determined parameters for this equation from the small population size bottleneck that subsequently expanded quickly to an initial species size of 10,000 individuals at the time of humanity’s origins some 2 MYA, and from the onset of the Neolithic some 10,000 years ago, when paleodemographers (such as primary source) estimate a population of 6 million."
Entered by Uri M
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