TIL life expectancy in the Bronze and Iron Age was 26. by whatilearned March 14, 2022, 2:02 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote ageBronzeExpectancyironLifeTILToday I learned See more Previous article Employers, why ask for a .pdf of a resume if you’re just going to ask the applicants to retype it verbatim throughout the remainder of the application? Next article Jarvis, looks like some shitposting sub on Madghosts has reposted one of my bigoted tweets completely with context. I suspect it may be Whiplash that did this… 6 Comments Leave a Reply Didn’t they also have an insanely high infant mortality rate that would drag down the life expectancy for adults too? Log in to Reply People often misunderstand the “life expectancy” statistic. ​ It’s the AVERAGE age a person would reach. Especially in ancient history, this is actually highly influenced by the nr of children dying really young. Once you’d reached maturity, odds of becoming something like 60 weren’t too bad. But children dying young pulls down the average a lot. Log in to Reply [Ötzi](https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40104139) was about 45. And died from an arrow wound. Log in to Reply But.. but.. PALEO! Log in to Reply That kinda makes sense then, as to why something like the Bible outlaws homosexuality. Too bad they haven’t been able to pivot away from being a Bronze/Iron religion. Log in to Reply So back then to be a teenager was to be middle aged!? That’s just wild. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.