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A Closer Look at Immigrant Life Expectancies from German Cemeteries in Southeastern Wisconsin

Author(s): Jacquelyn Bluma

Year: 2015

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This study describes statistics of life expectancies among the immigrant population and its sub-sets throughout the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries in southeastern Wisconsin. At this time, German populations were becoming established as a major cultural and ethnic force in Milwaukee and the surrounding counties. Data from individuals disinterred from two unmarked cemeteries in Ozaukee county were analyzed to assess cultural and physical disparities in the mortuary record among these immigrant populations. This analysis is supplemented with other data local to the region.

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A Closer Look at Immigrant Life Expectancies from German Cemeteries in Southeastern Wisconsin. Jacquelyn Bluma. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397911)


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Geographic Keywords
North America - Midwest


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America