A reassessment of demographic estimates for Pecos Pueblo

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The original demographic estimates for Pecos Pueblo, New Mexico (Hooton, 1930) indicated a 60/40 male/female adult sex ratio and an average life expectancy at birth of 42.9 years. A reanalysis of sexes and ages for a subsample of the Pecos collection as well as a reevaluation of a more recent report suggests that the adult sex ratio for Pecos is probably closer to 50/50 and that the mean age at death should be greatly reduced, perhaps by as much as 15 to 20 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of physical anthropology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Demography
  • Pecos Pueblo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology


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