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After the War: An Analysis of the Mortality of American Soldiers from the Last Century

Author(s): Micca Metz

Year: 2017

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This historical archaeological analysis examines differences in the age of mortality for US Army personnel who fought for America in the last 100 years. This study centers on the historical data gathered from historic mortuary monuments and compare that data with contemporary mortuary monuments. Specifically, I focus on the timing of death for returning veterans and the increased occurrence over time and by war, as reported by Veterans Affairs (2016). The data are separated by years of service, following major wars or known conflicts where American Army personnel were engaged, looking for a trend in (a) which conflict produced the most post war casualties, (b) the number of years following the end of the conflict when the deceased died, and (c) the age of the soldier at their time of death. This investigation examines the pattern of altered mortality during the last 100 years of Seattle-based soldiers.

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After the War: An Analysis of the Mortality of American Soldiers from the Last Century. Micca Metz. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428895)


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min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16123

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