Longevity Claims

Longevity Claims are extreme human longevity but lack either a complete date of birth or date of death making the verification of an exact age impossible. The definition of “longevity claim” must be defined in such a way that it can be useful as a category. It differ from existing verified supercentenarian cases, and also from longevity myths in that either some evidence exists, the case has not been proven false, and the claim was not constructed as a result of a longevity myth, which tends to focus on the village elder concept, fountain of youth concept, nationalist mythology, racial mythology, patriarchal mythology, etc.