Has indigenous life expectancy improved since 1788. How bad was the infant mortality and health problems in the 65,000 years prior to this?
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
What little information we have about the history of indigenous people we get from examining bones, it seems to indicate that they died at what we would consider a very young age, possibly with the oldest not living much more than 30 years.
Life expectancy has more than doubled since 1788, but still lagging about 15 years behind non-indigenous peoples.
Infant mortality would have been very high back then, no medicine to cure anything. Maybe they were able to rub on tree sap for insect bites but any viral or bacterial infection at all would have likely meant death.
- Anonymous1 month ago
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