Scientist study revealed, Ancestors height decreased by farming | Scientists made a surprising disclosure, due to agriculture, the height of man decreased

It is believed that thousands of years ago, the length of humans used to be more than today. To find the answer to this question, the team of scientists did a research.

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Published: April 16, 2022 08:31:28 pm

Have you ever tried to consider that the average height of men in today’s time is much shorter than before. But why is it so and what is the reason for it? Hardly anyone has tried to find out, but a team of scientists doing research on it has found that the main reason behind this is farming by our ancestors.

Scientists made a surprising disclosure, due to agriculture, the height of man decreased

Thousands of years ago, the average height of humans was more than today, to find the answer to this question, a team of scientists did a research. In this it was found that 12 thousand years ago, the length of men was more than the present. According to the report of ‘Daily Mail’, when the research team analyzed the DNA of the skeletons of 167 ancient people in Europe, it was found that due to farming, the height of people had reduced by 1.5 inches.

Actually, agriculture started in Europe 12 thousand years ago. Whereas before farming, man used to make a living by hunting etc. In such a situation, when humans shifted their lifestyle towards crops, it had an effect on the length. Experts say that short stature is a sign of poor health. This suggests that at that time humans did not get enough nutrition for proper development.

The new research was led by Stephanie Marciniak, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University at the State College of Pennsylvania. Professor Marciniak says that his research included genetic contributions along with measuring the bones of ancient individuals.

In this research, these scientists found that before agriculture, humans used to hunt and used to make their living by hunting. But when he switched his lifestyle to crops, his height gradually started to show a difference. That is, the phenomenon of length can be considered a symbol of their poor health. This suggests that humans were not getting enough nutrition for proper development at that time due to their shift from hunting to farming.

Also Professor Stephanie Marciniak pointed out that changes in agricultural lifestyles did not occur simultaneously across Europe, but at different times in different places. The 167 human skeletons studied in this research were found all around Europe, of which 67 were female and 100 male skeletons, which lived between 38 thousand and 2,400 years ago.
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These skeletons were found in Britain, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland, Bulgaria and Netherlands etc. Researchers found that earlier there was a difference of 0.87 inches in the length of humans. At the same time, later this average length was reduced by 1.5 inches.
So there, according to the Encyclopdia Britannica, the effect of agriculture in the height of humans in Greece, started about 9 thousand years ago. At the same time, in Britain, the height of humans was not affected for the next 2 thousand years. It has also been revealed in research that up to 80 percent of the height of humans is genetic, while 20 percent changes due to the environment. Although this research has been done only on ancient skeletons of Europe. Due to which the impact of agriculture on the length of the Indian people cannot be said.
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