TIL life expectancy in the Bronze and Iron Age was 26.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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