HUMAN SURVIVORSHIP CURVES
ANALYSIS QUESTIONS

  1. Describe what you see as the differences between human male and female survivorship curves that you graphed. Point out all differences / gaps as to what age they occur and how big they are.
  2. Analyze what would account for the differences biologically and culturally. Give a reason for each of the gaps you have described in the survivorship curves.
  3. Hypothesize how the curves would have been for each gender 4,000 years ago.
  4. Hypothesize how K-selected species and r-selected species survivorship curves compare?