The branch of knowledge that deals with the demographic features of past populations and cultures.
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- The pattern of population size change across the Pleistocene has come to be of critical interest, linking paleodemography with population genetics, paleoecology, and paleoanthropology.
- Adult sex ratios in fossil assemblages, when discernible via a form of sexual dimorphism, add a valuable dimension to paleodemography because they are strongly linked to sociality in extant species.
- A previous study of the palaeodemography of these hominids was made after the 1993 season.