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World's first gay caveman discovered ?

Posted on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 | Comment icon 94 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Ancient humans remains are thought to be those of a gay man based on the way he was buried.

Found in the Czech Republic the remains of a male individual were curiously positioned and buried in a way that is usually only seen in female burials. Alongside him archaeologists found several household jugs but no sign of any weapons.

"Archaeologists do not think it was a mistake or coincidence given the importance attached to funerals during the period, known as the Corded Ware era because of the pottery it produced."

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Comment icon #85 Posted by Corp on 11 April, 2011, 19:22
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/10/czech.republic.unusual.burial/index.html Backlash of the first news has started and they make good points. First off 5,000 years ago we had moved far beyond being cavemen. Likewise you can't tell if someone is gay or not just by looking at their bones. The burial is very odd but there are several possible answers to why it was set up the way it was. Just because he was buried in a way that was normally done for men doesn't make him gay. After all these days we don't have gay men being buried in dresses instead of suits. After all from the sounds o... [More]
Comment icon #86 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 11 April, 2011, 19:57
Helen I also remember though that some of the most infamous deprogression of women has been by women. I have my own partial theory for it. It is this women or women with power that have had greed or whatever gone to their head, feel that women are more of a threat than men. Which is a compliment and insult in itself. The fact that another women finds another women more dangerous means that we are more saavy in other venues men may be not. On the other hand it results in things like women getting the last rights and still not being paid fairly ie the glass ceiling. Not to say obviously all wome... [More]
Comment icon #87 Posted by OverSword on 11 April, 2011, 21:20
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/10/czech.republic.unusual.burial/index.html Backlash of the first news has started and they make good points. First off 5,000 years ago we had moved far beyond being cavemen. Likewise you can't tell if someone is gay or not just by looking at their bones. The burial is very odd but there are several possible answers to why it was set up the way it was. Just because he was buried in a way that was normally done for men doesn't make him gay. After all these days we don't have gay men being buried in dresses instead of suits. After all from the sounds o... [More]
Comment icon #88 Posted by Pandora7321 on 12 April, 2011, 17:10
So my hypothesis was the most likely. I guess that makes me king of the thread, ruling over all of the females and homosexuals posting in it. Helen, don't forget to pay your taxes! No, it doesn't.
Comment icon #89 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 12 April, 2011, 18:12
So my hypothesis was the most likely. I guess that makes me king of the thread, ruling over all of the females and homosexuals posting in it. Helen, don't forget to pay your taxes! My king, donít forget to write your last will before you come and get your taxes
Comment icon #90 Posted by hetrodoxly on 16 April, 2011, 17:45
Could it be the guy was a potter by trade?
Comment icon #91 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 16 April, 2011, 18:27
Could it be the guy was a potter by trade? Could be, but he was laid to rest on his left side, facing east, which is how that culture buried women. Is it just me, or thereís huge symbolic in the fact that women were worth to face the rising sun, while guys got only the sunset?
Comment icon #92 Posted by hetrodoxly on 16 April, 2011, 23:28
Could be, but he was laid to rest on his left side, facing east, which is how that culture buried women. Is it just me, or thereís huge symbolic in the fact that women were worth to face the rising sun, while guys got only the sunset? "he was laid to rest on his left side, facing east, which is how that culture buried women" and potters
Comment icon #93 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 17 April, 2011, 14:44
"he was laid to rest on his left side, facing east, which is how that culture buried women" and potters All right, Iím for compromise. Single father transgender potter.
Comment icon #94 Posted by lmno on 23 April, 2011, 9:33
He could just have different beliefs; as in other grave sites in which this same situation has occurred.


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