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Re: orion-list cemeteries

Rick Strelan wrote:
> Could the imbalance of males and females in cemeteries partly be accounted
> for if, in fact, a widow left the area on the death of her spouse? I assume
> most wives were [considerably] younger than their husbands.
That assumption might need to be qualified by some research on marriage
and the status of widows.  There's a significant body of literature out
there, I believe, that would be relevant.

David Suter
Saint Martin's College

David W. Suter, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Saint Martin's College, Lacey, WA 98503
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