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Current Problems of the Secular Trend in Human Populations

  • N. Wolanski
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Abstract

The term ‘secular trend’ is usually interpreted so as to refer to all changes taking place in human populations in modern times, The term has its origins in studies of Man; however, it would be very instructive (for human studies as well), to be aware also of changes occurring in other species, both spontaneously and as a result of human action. These changes influence Man secondarily; moreover, they can be an important source of comparison with regard to changes in humans. It appears likely that studies of domestic animals might adduce useful supporting evidence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Wolanski
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  1. 1.Department of Human EcologyPolish Academy of Sciences WarsawWarsawPoland

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