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Archaeologist Debunking Myth That Most People Died Young Prior to Modern Medicine

What we’ve been hearing of course is that vaccines turned things around and if you still believe this a must read is the recent post on the true history of medicine and vaccines and how natural medicine was muscled off the scene by big monetary interests dare I mention that familiar name Rockefeller. There are others. Read that article here, there are two more to come.

From thesydney.news

An Australian archaeologist may have debunked the myth that people in the Middle Ages did not live much past 40, by studying their teeth.

Christine Cave, a scholar at the Australian National University (ANU), developed a new method for determining how old people were when they died, based on how worn their teeth were.

And her research suggests many more people lived to a ripe old age in medieval times than previously thought.

Over a five-year period, Ms Cave examined the teeth of more than 300 people buried in Anglo Saxon English cemeteries between 475 and 625 AD.

She determined several were older than 75 when they died.

“Teeth are wonderful things. They can tell us so much about a person, they are simply marvellous,” she said.

“People sometimes think that in those days if you lived to 40 that was about as good as it got. But that’s not true.

“For people living traditional lives, without modern medicine or markets, the most common age of death is about 70.”

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https://thesydney.news/2018/01/04/archaeologist-debunking-myth-that-most-people-died-young-prior-to-modern-medicine-by-stephanie-dalzell/