Are you reading my posts?Tudamorf wrote:Why wasn't there such growth in North American hunter-gatherers?
I have said that tribes in large fertile river and ocean areas, areas comprising Chumash or Maidu/Nisenan were limited to 10,000 or so people.
If you have evidence of mass starvation killing off hunter gatherers, please direct me to any data or links you have.
The Meso American peoples were agricultural. With number much greater(in the millions) than California. They experienced famine and massive die offs accordingly. These are givens, why are you arguing givens?
At 10,000 or so, they reached their carrying capacity. That is why there was no such growth. I have said that a half dozen times already, in half a dozen different ways.
But I was refuting your statement that typical HG groups of 30 died of starvation in prehistory. I am sure you are wrong on that one. The obvious conclusion is that they were too small a group to survive for a myriad of reasons, least of which was food.