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A fundamental conclusion we draw from this analysis is that extensive longevity
appears to be a novel feature of Homo sapiens. Our results contradict
Vallois’s (1961: 222) claim that among early humans, “few individuals passed
forty years, and it is only quite exceptionally that any passed fifty,” and the
more traditional Hobbesian view of a nasty, brutish, and short human life (see
also King and Jukes 1969; Weiss 1981). The data show that modal adult life
span is 68–78 years, and that it was not uncommon for individuals to reach
these ages, suggesting that inferences based on paleodemographic reconstruction
Originally posted by thedeadtruth
Ok then. If it is all about working hard that kills you.
Explain the infant and generally young death rate ( below 25 ) of royals and other wealthy people in England for the last 1000 years ? It has only significantly increased in the last 200 years even for them. The records are pretty astounding and eye opening.