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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: 0-9: 24% 10-19: 20% 20-29: 17% 30-39: 15% 40-49: 11% 50-59: 7% 60-69: 4% 70+: 2% 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