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Life expectancy

Life expectancy
Life expectancy
The analysis of life expectancy and longevity is one approach to analysing diversity in the population of ancient Egypt. It is, however, important to understand the difficulties in such calculations and in the data from which such calculations are derived. Adult age is difficult to determine either from documentary or biological sources, so average age-at-death is particularly hard to determine. This discussion explores the issues surrounding demography, the potential sources for such data, and suggests ways that life expectancy in Egypt might be assessed and integrated with broader archaeological and Egyptological information
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Zakrzewski, Sonia R.
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Zakrzewski, Sonia R.
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Zakrzewski, Sonia R. (2015) Life expectancy. In, UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. (UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology) California, US. UCLA, pp. 1-14.

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The analysis of life expectancy and longevity is one approach to analysing diversity in the population of ancient Egypt. It is, however, important to understand the difficulties in such calculations and in the data from which such calculations are derived. Adult age is difficult to determine either from documentary or biological sources, so average age-at-death is particularly hard to determine. This discussion explores the issues surrounding demography, the potential sources for such data, and suggests ways that life expectancy in Egypt might be assessed and integrated with broader archaeological and Egyptological information

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Published date: 11 October 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 382874
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382874
PURE UUID: f9124925-8ff3-4efc-a673-0ef06d4b17df
ORCID for Sonia R. Zakrzewski: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1796-065X

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Date deposited: 06 Nov 2015 09:30
Last modified: 25 Jul 2019 00:35

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