History of Height

May 11, 2010 By arne hendriks 0

Anthropometric history explains trends, cycles, and patterns caused by changes in the┬ásocial, economic and epidemiological environment. In times of hardship people tend to grow smaller. But the reason for this is maybe not as straight forward as it may seem. A smaller person is more efficient in terms of energy consumption compared to the amount of activity and they have greater endurance. During difficult times it’s the small ones that have a greater chance to survive.