I had found a good paper at one point to describe this but I can't seem to locate something similar now. I am looking for a manuscript that describes average human lifespans throughout history/prehistory especially adjusted for infant and child deaths but it would be nice if there was un-adjusted data as well. Does anybody know of a reference with this information?

  • $\begingroup$ Related Q/A with some relevant references: Survival curve in early humans $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jan 26 '17 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ I assume you are asking about expected (mean/median) age of death, for people that survived young childhood(?). $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jan 26 '17 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ @fileunderwater Unless I'm missing it I do not see the answer at the linked page, but yes I am looking for mean/median age of death for those that survived childhood compared across time (ideally prehistoric times up until recent times). $\endgroup$ – The Nightman Jan 26 '17 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ The link goes directly to the answer (Q above). This doesn't directly answer your question though, but contains some information on infant/child mortality in different types of human societies. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jan 26 '17 at 19:35

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