Demographic Analysis of the Human Communities of Tangier and Smith Islands: Part I​


Media is loading

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 11-14-2023


The Objective of this study was to analyze the causes behind the deaths of individuals on Tangier Island pre-1950s to post-1950s. Our methods of research included observing headstones, listing dates of death and assuming sex based on first names. We then did research to find what advancements had been made after the 1950s and such advancements were in healthcare, sanitation, and working conditions, as well as the reduction in war drafts. The data showed that there was in increase in the survivorship of both sexes post-1950, and supported the research that was performed.


This was truly a life-changing experience and I hope I was able to give a good overview of our findings in just 3 minutes!

This document is currently not available here.