Not Like the Other Cavemen: Gay or Transgender Stone Ager Unearthed

6 Apr

He’s not like the other cavemen.

According to the Daily Mail, in the Czech Republic, a late Stone Age era skeleton was found in excellent condition. While that’s a pretty neat find on it’s own, archaeologists were a bit confused by the burial of this fine gentleman. Due to the importance of funerals at the time, experts believe that what they found was no coincidence.

Apparently, men were always buried lying on their right side, with their heads facing west, while women of the time were always buried on their left side with their heads facing east. This man was found buried on his left side, with his head facing west. While this aloneis enough to raise eyebrows, archaeologists also noted a difference in the artifacts buried with him.

Men of the time were normally buried with weapons, swords and such as well as portions of food and drink to accompany them to the other side, while women were primarily buried with household objects such as jugs or an egg-shaped pot at their feet. Our man was found not with weapons, but with household jugs and pots as women were. Lead researcher Kamila Remisova said

“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.”

Whether he was gay, bisexual, transgender or “third-gender” as another researcher put it, it sure is nice to know that not only have we been around a while, but there may have been Stone Age societies that may have recognized and honored us for who we were. I think he needs a name. If Lucy gets one, so does our boy. Thoughts?

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6 Responses to “Not Like the Other Cavemen: Gay or Transgender Stone Ager Unearthed”

  1. Michael Adams April 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    how about Pat?

  2. Wade@MacMorrighan.Net April 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    What a fabulous article! Thanls for posting! Sadly, far too few of our brothers know how once prestigious ancient history, and even the Christofascists (such as Maggie Gallagher) misrepresent the historical and ethnographic records in order to ignore it!

  3. happypoppeye April 7, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    In my opinion, the guys/girls who are giving a skeleton a sexual orientation are idiots. Who cares? They will never know and are only guessing based on the thought of society today. It could have just as well been that he wasa slave, a lower caste, a very poor person, a not very well liked person, a murderer, a guy who liked to cook, a potter, a guy who fell in a whole with some pots…idiots. They are going for the press. Sex is in.

    Good post,
    John

  4. Alejandro April 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    While Pat did come to mind, I thought of the word (verb) “respect” in Czech. It’s “respektovat” according to google translate.

  5. türk gay club November 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    have you ever visited turk gay club ? it’s a lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community in turkey…

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    [...] 0 He's not like the other cavemen. According to the Daily Mail, in the Czech Republic, a late Stone Age era skeleton was found in excellent condition. While that's a pretty neat find on it's own, archaeologists were a bit confused by the burial of this fine gentleman. Due to the importance of funerals at the time, experts believe that what they found was no coincidence. Apparently, men were always buried lying on their right side, with their heads … Read More [...]

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