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Gay Caveman Outed By Burial

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Y-M-C-Aveman!

I can already tell that is going to be the best headline of the day. I may as well just close this laptop and call it a day. Where do you even go from here?

After five thousand years of burial, a Czech Republic caveman has been outed. Scandal! Ancient funeral rites in the area dictate very specific burial direction between genders. The gayvman (See what we did there?) is buried in a manner that suggests his sexual orientation, or perhaps even gender identity fell somewhere in the LGBT spectrum.

Dailymail explains:

During that period, men were traditionally buried lying on their right side with the head pointing towards the west; women on their left side with the head facing east.

In this case, the man was on his left side with his head facing west. Another clue is that men tended to be interred with weapons, hammers and flint knives as well as several portions of food and drink to accompany them to the other side.

Women would be buried with necklaces made from teeth, pets, and copper earrings, as well as domestic jugs and an egg-shaped pot placed near the feet.

The ‘gay caveman’ was buried with household jugs, and no 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.

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 researcher Kamila Remisova Vesinova.

‘Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transvestite. What we see here does not add up to traditional Corded Ware cultural norms.’

An oval, egg-shaped container usually associated with female burials was also found at the feet of the skeleton.

Well how about that? Other LGBT prehistoric skeletons have been found in previous years. A female skeleton buried with warrior gear suggested she was a lesbian.

Now I’m feeling all guilty for phoning most of my archaeology class in during my first semester of college. This is fascinating! I wonder what the gay clubs were like in 2900 BC…

Via Dailymail

  • Douglas Naylor

    So let’s start showing ‘old’ gays some respect… We’ve been here a while!!! 🙂

  • Emily Nizhoni Hatfield

    How lovely! It’s a historically legit fact that a good majority of indigenous cultures not only accepted but often greatly respected those that didn’t fit neatly into “male” or “female.” You see it in Native American cultures, Indian, Polynesian, I believe in the Philippines, all over. It didn’t become bad until -dun dun dun- *Christianity* crept into those places, conquering and denouncing local traditions…

  • Connie Gilbert

    Perhaps he was a chef, or just a nice guy in touch with his feminine side.

  • Micheal G Groshong

    Ancient Shamans were suspected of gender-bending behaviors. Because they held “mixed spirits” they were better able to communicte with the spirit realm and were respected members of their society.

  • “I wonder what the gay clubs were like in 2900 BC…”

    They were amazing, until 2900 years later.

  • Joey Lopez

    just like O.C.

  • Gus Anderson

    Makes sense. We were bound to find something of this nature in the archaeological history of the planet which shows the existance of homosexuality in humans sooner or later.

  • Trenton Flock

    “I wonder what the gay clubs were like in 2900 BC.”

    Probably made of wood or bone like the regular clubs…but the head wounds that they inflicted were much more faaaaaaaaaaabulous!

  • Michael B

    Oh, come on, is there any actual anthropological proof that the caveman may have been gay or identified as a different gender. Now, we’re just hoping everyone is, or was gay.

  • Kristen Starkey Walker

    Maybe they didn’t know his gender. He could have had some physical anomalies that lead them to think he was female. Maybe he had undescended testicles or penis – maybe he was intersexed and thought/felt he was more female. They wouldn’t have had the ability to know his real gender while he was living, unless they knew how to tell gender via bones like they do now…which I doubt highly.
    There is no proof that he was homosexual. It’s a good story though, but without much basis of fact – it’s all conjecture.

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