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mr_wibble

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ro55c0 said:
What was the average life expectancy back then?
Well from what I've read, if you ignore infant mortality rates, not a whole lot different to what it is now.

This google will give you some background reading, but here's a quote from the first result ~

Ref: http://www.livescience.com/10569-human-lifespans-constant-2-000-years.html

"But the inclusion of infant mortality rates in calculating life expectancy creates the mistaken impression that earlier generations died at a young age; Americans were not dying en masse at the age of 46 in 1907. The fact is that the maximum human lifespan — a concept often confused with "life expectancy" — has remained more or less the same for thousands of years. The idea that our ancestors routinely died young (say, at age 40) has no basis in scientific fact."

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I'd never considered the effect of infant mortality on overall lifespan stats, cheers :)
 

Liam_snorkel

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Mr Wibble said:
We've been cooking meat over fire for hundreds of thousands of years.
Is this really a risk?
no more than anything else, but any excuse to include beer!
 

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