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Humans Achieved Old Age Prior to Modern Medicine

A study of Anglo-Saxon cemeteries suggests two seemingly timeless truths: Some people reach advanced ages likely due to good genes and biological factors, and women tend to live longer than men.

Replica of the "Saxon Princess" bed burial at the Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar, UK | Wikimedia Commons
Illustration of Grave 94 contents at Mill Hill, Deal, Kent, UK | Geraldine Cave