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Did humans live more densely in the past, and if so, how much denser?

(Note this answer cannot answer the 'maximum people per square foot/meter of living space', but presents a more general bit of useful information concerning the variation of population typically found ...
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Did humans live more densely in the past, and if so, how much denser?

Inuit igloos historically housed entire families and rarely exceeded 4.5 m in diameter, an area of 16 m^2 or about 160 sq. ft. With family sizes often above a dozen, that's in excess of 70 people per ...

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