Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
the best part of this article is how archaeologists used to assume every corpse buried with a sword was male
I have been fucking saying this. Do you remember that time some puffed up dude came into my blog talking about how we don’t teach or learn about women in warfare and women as warriors in the same way we do men because “men are traditionally and instinctively fighters more often than women”?
That’s 100% Bullshit. Again, it is the result of men writing us out of our own history and then other men taking that “history” and using it to make assumptions like “these warrior remains are male” and taking years to figure out that they were wrong. Years.