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Viking Skeletonís DNA Test Proves Historians Wrong
New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill

Posted on 09/08/2017 11:54:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals.

The lady war boss was buried in the mid-10th century along with deadly weapons and two horses, leading archaeologists and historians to assume she was a man, according to the findings, published in in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Wrong.

“It’s actually a woman, somewhere over the age of 30 and fairly tall, too, measuring around [5’6″] tall ,” archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University, who conducted the study, told The Local.

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TOPICS: History; Local News; Science
KEYWORDS: birka; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; history; sweden; thevikings; viking; vikings
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1 posted on 09/08/2017 11:54:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 09/09/2017 12:02:57 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Female/Male? Are they sure it wasn’t a non-binary or maybe some brand of trans-Viking?


3 posted on 09/09/2017 12:04:39 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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I’ve been watching the short series “Norsemen” on Netflix. I have never laughed so hard in my life.


4 posted on 09/09/2017 12:14:40 AM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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Exactly and this so called discovery is more of that same tripe

The roar of Viking estrogen

Pure fantasy

Which is what a shield maiden was

Lore not fact

In all the known Viking warrior burials unearthed is but one female skeleton

One..in Rus country

And she coulda been a slave or camp follower

Did the Norse grant women more power than most of their contemporaries

Yes

In the home and property

But the Viking warriors were men


5 posted on 09/09/2017 12:18:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (Virtue signalers should be shot on sight...conservative ones racked and hanged then fed to dogs)
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History Revisionism Alert!

6 posted on 09/09/2017 12:25:02 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Doogle

She ain’t Scandanavian


7 posted on 09/09/2017 1:05:07 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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The DNA experts did say (if you dig through the various reports) is that she is from Northern Europe...just that they didn’t say Swedish.

Someone will probably write some epic novel with a village in Sweden where all the men were captured, and some woman led the remaining village women into battle and brought back the men.


8 posted on 09/09/2017 1:21:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: nickcarraway

Excuse the crude side of me....looks like being pussy whipped isn’t a recent thing....


9 posted on 09/09/2017 3:43:18 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: wardaddy
the Viking warriors were men

Yes, but this case might be the rare exception that proves your rule.

There certainly were some scary-fierce women chronicled in the Icelandic Sagas. Not saying they were warriors, but they did fight and kill.

The Celts had their warrior queen, Boudicca. And much later, there was the phenomenon of Joan of Arc (who might have had some Viking blood). Later still we had the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher.

10 posted on 09/09/2017 4:57:03 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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I don't see anything surprising about this. At a time and place where survival hung on a thread, all resources are going to be used to their limits, including human resources.

The best strategist, the person best able to assure survival was going to rise to leadership. An extremely intelligent and resourceful woman would do exactly that, and everyone in the tribe would be glad to depend on her.

I have always been surrounded by strong women: my mother, my wife, my daughter. The strength, intelligence, and brilliance of women is nothing new; it's something I have always depended upon, cherished, and taken for granted. I'm not unusual in this respect.

What's really annoying is the assumption of mediocre minds--especially in the "feminist movement" and among so-called "liberals" (there's nothing liberal about these people)--that the world has had some kind of epiphany about all this. Baloney! Strong women have been everywhere throughout history. Men love strong women. This is nothing new.

However, in times and places where survival is not on the edge, the roles of men and women adjust to complement each other. My wife can concentrate on more domestic matters. I can concentrate on matters that men do well. E. g., I"m glad to get sweaty and dirty while she rests among flowers on the sofa, waiting for me to join her for dinner that she has prepared. But you can be sure that if my wife had to wrestle a rattlesnake, or take on a home intruder, or defend our children and me from a bear, she would be every bit as fierce and triumphant as this Viking woman.

11 posted on 09/09/2017 4:59:41 AM PDT by Savage Beast (To the insane, the sane appear insane. MAGA = Renaissance!)
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By the way, the smartest thing anyone could do if we experienced an apocalypse, e.g. a nuclear war, would be to grab my wife’s skirt and hang on, because she would survive and so would everyone around her. Her greatest resource would be her mind (strategy), but if she had to do it with a battle axe, she would.


12 posted on 09/09/2017 5:05:44 AM PDT by Savage Beast (To the insane, the sane appear insane. MAGA = Renaissance!)
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Oh an one more thing: My wife is drop dead gorgeous.


13 posted on 09/09/2017 5:07:12 AM PDT by Savage Beast (To the insane, the sane appear insane. MAGA = Renaissance!)
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I killed a big spider once.


14 posted on 09/09/2017 5:08:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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"I’ve been watching the short series “Norsemen” on Netflix."

I started the series knowing absolutely nothing about it - I just turned it on as background noise, really. It's very good.

15 posted on 09/09/2017 5:16:45 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberals are locusts.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My wife threw a book at a charging mother bear, hit her in the nose with it, and chased her off.


16 posted on 09/09/2017 5:24:18 AM PDT by Savage Beast (To the insane, the sane appear insane. MAGA = Renaissance!)
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To: Doogle

You summbitch

You post that eye poison this early?


17 posted on 09/09/2017 5:29:18 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: Savage Beast

What was the name of the book?


18 posted on 09/09/2017 5:42:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

Whips and shackles in the grave, too?


19 posted on 09/09/2017 5:43:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Joan of Arc never killed anybody. She thumped any who got near her with the flat of her sword. Getting near her wasn’t all that easy as she was attended by a guard.


20 posted on 09/09/2017 5:43:02 AM PDT by TalBlack (It's hard to shoot people when they are shooting back at you...)
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