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Skeleton thought to be Etruscan warrior prince is actually a warrior princess

Prehistoric cave prints show most early artists were women

so what feminists have been saying for years and years is true. women have always been involved in hunting, have been warriors and have made art. women have been inventors and made great discoveries… and women experts are finally breaking through the sexism to get the facts heard.

"But bone analysis revealed the prince holding the lance was actually a 35- to 40-year-old woman, whereas the second skeleton belonged to a man.

Given that, what do archaeologists make of the spear?

"The spear, most likely, was placed as a symbol of union between the two deceased," Mandolesi told Viterbo News 24 on Sept. 26.

Weingarten doesn’t believe the symbol of unity explanation. Instead, she thinks the spear shows the woman’s high status.

Their explanation is “highly unlikely,” Weingarten told LiveScience. “She was buried with it next to her, not him.”

Gendered assumptions

The mix-up highlights just how easily both modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.

In this instance, the lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans may have skewed the view of the tomb. Whereas Greek women were cloistered away, Etruscan women, according to Greek historian Theopompus, were more carefree, working out, lounging nude, drinking freely, consorting with many men and raising children who did not know their fathers’ identities.

Instead of using objects found in a grave to interpret the sites, archaeologists should first rely on bone analysis or other sophisticated techniques before rushing to conclusions, Weingarten said.

"Until very recently, and sadly still in some countries, sex determination is based on grave goods. And that, in turn, is based almost entirely on our preconceptions. A clear illustration is jewelry: We associate jewelry with women, but that is nonsense in much of the ancient world," Weingarten said. "Guys liked bling, too.""

had prints are cave-art signatures…

"This is a surprise, since most archaeologists have assumed it was men who had been making the cave art. One interpretation is that early humans painted animals to influence the presence and fate of real animals that they’d find on their hunt, and it’s widely accepted that it was the men who found and killed dinner.

But a new study indicates that the majority of handprints found near cave art were made by women, based on their overall size and relative lengths of their fingers.

"The assumption that most people made was it had something to do with hunting magic," Penn State archaeologist Dean Snow, who has been scrutinizing hand prints for a decade, told NBC News. The new work challenges the theory that it was mostly men, who hunted, that made those first creative marks. 

Another reason we thought it was men all along? Male archeologists from modern society where gender roles are rigid and well-defined — they found the art. “[M]ale archaeologists were doing the work,” Snow said, and it’s possible that “had something to do with it.”  “


I can’t stop giggling over how DESPERATE male archelogists are to try and make up some bullshit to explain away the idea of women being warriors and hunters in the past








Winter Soldier Easter egg in the first Captain America!

nah man i looked through the movie to see and it isn’t Bucky its just Peggy watching him go. she had the same hair and the Thompson and everything

I’m pretty sure it’s Bucky though. In an interview Sebastian Stan confirmed that the producers hid a very well hidden easter egg in a few frames in the film. Also the music tenses up during this scene which is gonna be weird considering Peggy was Steve’s bad ass love interest. So why would they play a dark tone when she would just come behind him? Also if you zoom in He’s wearing a mask??? I dunno I would put money on Bucky but your theory is as good as mine.

guys i just downloaded the movie and skipped to this part.
it is real.

I have watched it and rewatched it and it looks like it’s real. At first I thought it was Peggy but you really can see the mask.

I don’t see how it’s not him.


I’m going to kind of confirm this. A friend of mine just screamed at me about it and I put in my copy of the movie to check it out. I have it paused on the shot right now, and while it is Peggy in my version of the movie (and I got it around the time the movie originally came out), the scene above is slightly different. The head angle on her has been changed to something more forward and there’s definitely a mask there. So yeah, I think they changed it for a newer release of the movie than the original released one? And it’s The Winter Soldier. Which is awesome.

(Source: starkactual)


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