<< 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, and that is remarkably similar across all different cultures >> Christine Cave.
Redefining knowledge of elderly people throughout history. Jan 4, 2018.
Christine M.Cave, Marc F.Oxenham. Sex and the elderly: Attitudes to long-lived women and men in early Anglo-Saxon England. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 2017; 48: 207-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jaa.2017.08.003. Sept 4, 2017.