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Pureracket
Apr 7th, 2011, 04:45 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1374060/Gay-caveman-5-000-year-old-male-skeleton-outed-way-buried.html#ixzz1Im3mUjAz


Skeleton was pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs - rituals only previously seen in female gravesFive thousand years after he died, the first known gay caveman has emerged into the daylight.

According to archaeologists, the way he was buried suggests that he was of a different sexual persuasion.

The skeleton of the late Stone Age man, unearthed during excavations in the Czech Republic, is said to date back to between 2900 and 2500 BC.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1374060/Gay-caveman-5-000-year-old-male-skeleton-outed-way-buried.html#ixzz1Io0Ikwdd

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/06/article-1374060-0B81BCAD00000578-340_634x520.jpg Y-M-C-Cave: The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs - rituals only previously seen in female graves. Men would normally be buried with weapons, hammers and flint knives


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1374060/Gay-caveman-5-000-year-old-male-skeleton-outed-way-buried.html#ixzz1Io0OdtAh

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 7th, 2011, 11:57 AM
That's quite interesting, thanks!

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 7th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Hmmm, very interesting! Thanks for posting :D. My first thought was that he would have been buried booty up :lol::p

pov
Apr 7th, 2011, 04:49 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1374060/Gay-caveman-5-000-year-old-male-skeleton-outed-way-buried.html#ixzz1Im3mUjAz


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

This is far beyond stupid. An example of the moronic minds that are all too common in modern science. There is nothing to indicate he was of "a different sexual persuasion." Nothing. Well nothing other a bunch of inane assumptions like "man buried in a position of a female = he was gay" :facepalm: :haha: It's hilarious that people who deduct like that have actual jobs on a research team.

~{X}~
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Well to be fair, there is no evidence that he was not either. There has to be a reason why he was buried that way and with those items instead of a typical male burial.

antonella
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Must of been of the Homo Erectus variety.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Is it too late to protest at his funeral?

The Witch-king
Apr 7th, 2011, 07:48 PM
did he have the AIDS?

Darop.
Apr 7th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Well to be fair, there is no evidence that he was not either. There has to be a reason why he was buried that way and with those items instead of a typical male burial.

Yes, but there are so many other possibilities... Maybe he was infertile, maybe he had been somehow castrated, maybe who buried him made a mistake, maybe they wanted to humiliate him, maybe he wasn't able to hunt so he stayed with the women most of the time, etc.... :shrug:

But, when you're a scientist or try to be one, you don't just say things without basis :p

antonella
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:09 PM
They also found his collection of coordinated deer-hide jumpsuits with zippers in the back...

Scotso
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Yes, but there are so many other possibilities... Maybe he was infertile, maybe he had been somehow castrated, maybe who buried him made a mistake, maybe they wanted to humiliate him, maybe he wasn't able to hunt so he stayed with the women most of the time, etc.... :shrug:

But, when you're a scientist or try to be one, you don't just say things without basis :p

Agreed. It's a big leap.

Apoleb
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Calling him a "gay caveman" is pretty ridiculous (and I'm sure that's the spin of the dailymail), but there's little doubt that he was perceived and treated as a woman, and that's the point. This has more to do with gender identity.

ce
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Lol.

ce
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Is it too late to protest at his funeral?

:sobbing:

ivanban
Apr 7th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Wow, if this is their standard method of deduction maybe I should apply for such job :tape:

So, if they find woman buried with swords and such, does it mean she was a butch lesbian? :scratch:

moby
Apr 7th, 2011, 10:17 PM
It's a bit of a stretch.

Apoleb
Apr 7th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Wow, if this is their standard method of deduction maybe I should apply for such job :tape:

So, if they find woman buried with swords and such, does it mean she was a butch lesbian? :scratch:

If the society she's in has a history of burying men with swords and women differently, then it's very likely that the woman was identified (or identified herself) as a man in the society. Really, the conclusions as stated by the scientists aren't "ridiculous". What's ridiculous is that pop science translation by the daily telegraph. I think they have a history of effing up primary source articles.

Nicolás89
Apr 7th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Yes, but there are so many other possibilities... Maybe he was infertile, maybe he had been somehow castrated, maybe who buried him made a mistake, maybe they wanted to humiliate him, maybe he wasn't able to hunt so he stayed with the women most of the time, etc.... :shrug:

But, when you're a scientist or try to be one, you don't just say things without basis :p

Most likely. Greeks used to do it all the time, the worse thing you could do to a person was to making it impossible for them to make it to the afterlife and doing a "female" funeral to a male was one way of doing this.