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Cemetery Demography

This laboratory exercise examines the changes in human demographic patterns by visiting a local cemetery, collecting data recorded on tombstones, and producing a graphical representation of survivorship.
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords cemetery; cemeteries; demography; survivorship; survivorship curve; cohort; tombstone
Key taxa Homo; Homo sapiens; human
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Pedagogical Use Description In this laboratory exercise students will compare and explain the differences in the survivorship curves for at least two cohorts in a community with respect to local or national history and speculate on future changes in demography based on current community changes.
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Full Name of Primary Author Charles Horn
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Newberry College
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  • educationintern
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2002-02-05
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2010-02-16 01:50:23
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2016-05-06 07:14:05
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