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Hunter gatherers didn't live very long, right? Not so fast

Life expectancy for early humans might not be as short as you think. Image: REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Reader in Nineteenth-Century Studies , University of Kent
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The wókas season--Klamath. The staple article of food was the seed of the yellow water-lily, Nymphæa polysepala. It is used as a delicacy. The extensive marshes of the region are in many places covered solidly to the extent of hundreds and thousands of acres with the spreading leaves of this plants. Wókas, as the plant and the seed are called, is gathered in the latter part of August and through the whole of September. Image: Edward S. Curtis Collection via Wikimedia Commons
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