Re: How long did people live in bygone times?
|From:||David McCann <david@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 2, 2009, 21:50|
On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 20:42 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> Does anyone know anywhere I can find data on how long people
> could expect to live in old times once they had managed to
> reach adulthood -- i.e. basically life expectancy with
> infant mortality deduced.
I have the percentages for different age groups in 18th century Peru;
not quite what you asked, but it gives you an idea:
Actuaries have tables of life expectancy at various ages, and these were
first calculated by Edmond Halley. His paper on the topic for the Royal
Society is available at