Spatiotemporal Dimensions of Population Change in Northern Orkney Islands, c. 1735-2000

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Institution Affiliation:  The Pennsylvania State University

Principal Investigators:  Wood, Jim; Johnson, Patricia; Matthews, Stephen; Murtha, Timothy

Short Project Description (150 words): The goal of the study is to analyze these inter-related changes to learn how a sustainable, preindustrial demographic system was dismantled and turned into one at high risk of ultimate extinction.  The project is unusual in focusing on changes in the spatial organization of settlement and production as an integral part of the processes resulting in demographic destabilization.