Poster #149: Ema Valverde, Abigail Gerber – Faces of Death in Historical Baja California: the Effects of Infectious Disease and Mining on Age at Death

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Faculty mentor: Shane Macfarlan

Our research question aims to understand how factors such as infectious disease and mining affected the age at death. In the Baja California area during the 19th century due to its rurality it therefore lacked infrastructure such as roads, running water, or medical centers. This also allowed for a French mining company to take advantage of the lack of regulations in the peninsula’s area as they were isolated from the rest of Mexico.

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Questions or comments? Contact us at:
Ema u1324580@utah.edu
Abigail u1121082@utah.edu

 

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