More evidence farming led to weaker bones

It's been known for sometime that farming led weaker bones and an shorter stature. Now comes further evidence from research by Alison Macintosh:

"Because the structure of human bones can inform us about the lifestyles of the individuals they belong to, they can provide valuable clues for biological anthropologists looking at past cultures. Research by Alison Macintosh, a PhD candidate in Cambridge University’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, shows that after the emergence of agriculture in Central Europe from around 5300 BC, the bones of those living in the fertile soils of the Danube river valley became progressively less strong, pointing to a decline in mobility and loading." (emphasis added)

Source: From athletes to couch potatoes: Humans through 6,000 years of farming