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The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand years ago was so much shorter than it is now is often (i) ________ as evidence supporting the notion that the world always improves with time. However, if you (ii) _________ for the fact that most children in that epoch died in childbirth, it turns out that life expectancy back then was nearly the same as it is now. On a (iii) _________ note, it also turns out that many “barbaric” huntergatherer tribes were taller on average than the average person now living.