Did Scientists Find a Gay Caveman?

That's what archaeologist Kamila Remisova Vesinova claimed. Her team has found evidence of a male skeleton buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age:

The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves.

"From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake," said lead archaeologist Kamila Remisova Vesinova.

"Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual," she added.


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If you go and find the original articles, translated from Czech, you will find that the actual scientists say "transexual/transgendered" NOT gay. The gay part got added by the tabloids. People constantly conflate gender identity with sexual orientation.
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@ Ben Eshbach

In previous comments I was addressing other things than whether or not the person was gay or not.
I didn't even give it much thought and will admit that I assumed the archeologist new what she was talking about. But as I said my previous comments were not about that. So go f**k yourself.
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I just thought cave people tended to do whatever moved, regardless of gender. Heck, they probably did inanimate objects, too.

Kinda naive to assign our own historic stereotypes to prehistoric people.

Burial rites change over time; maybe they were trying something out.
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