Living in Egypt
the evidence from the human bodies
Tell el-Dab'a (after Winkler/Wilfing 1991)
(mainly Second Intermediate Period, about 1700-1550 BC)
257 skeletons of the inhabitants of Avaris/Tell el-Dab'a were analysed. These people are mainly non-Egyptian.
|Age of death||number of individuals||percentage|
|0 (stillborn child)||2||0.8|
|41 - 60 years||23.5||9.1|
|61 years and older||1||0.4|
Results of the table and other results of the research:
1. Very high infant mortality rate.
2. Average age at death for all: about 19 years.
3. Average age at death for adult women: about 30 years.
4. Average age at death for adult male: about 34 years.
Winkler/Wilfing 1991: 140: "It resulted that the inhabitants of Avaris must have suffered to an extremely high degree from deficiency disease and states caused by periodical scarcity of food, attacks by parasites and infectious diseases."
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