Ancient Southwest Baby Boom Offers Lesson in Overpopulation

July 1, 2014 4:14 AM

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Ancient Southwest Baby Boom Offers Lesson in Overpopulation

Sites like Pueblo Bonito in northern New Mexico reached their maximum size in the early A.D. 1100s, just before a major drought began to decrease birth rates throughout the Southwest.

With 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet — more than at any other time in history — you’d think we’re having more babies than ever before. But a millennia ago, birth rates were actually higher in the Southwest than they are anywhere in the world today, researchers have found. Back then, the r...

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