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Deﬁes analysis. Population density is central to the conditions of existence for any community, and begs to be understood on its own terms. Any adequate understanding must acknowledge the polydimensional character of environment, its physical, biological, and social aspects. Historical research can reveal how these characteristics developed and interacted to deﬁne our species as we ﬁnd ourselves today. Theoretical and philosophical goals More abstractly, but not less signiﬁcantly, we seek knowledge of the nature of Homo sapiens – the inherent potentials and limitations of the species.
We cannot even imagine creatures fundamentally diﬀerent from ourselves, and so we imagine them as distorted versions of ourselves – the anthropomorphized denizens of science ﬁction and fable. Perhaps if we can learn to know and understand the contexts that produced modern humans, we can better prepare ourselves for the future when our historically conditioned ﬁtness will be put to harsh new tests (Potts 1996). The human animal shares the basic needs common to all earthly life: food, shelter, and reproduction.
The historical sciences, unlike chemistry and physics, deal with the dynamics of particular conditions in the past rather than with universal, static, laws. This emphasis on contingencies – unique, historical conﬁgurations of phenomena – is a powerful heuristic and seems to be the way the historical sciences do, in fact, proceed (Gould 1986). The acceptance of contingency is a far cry from the dogma of historical determinism. The importance of the historical sciences is that the past aﬀects the present because past events and processes have constrained the range of options open to events and processes today.