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DNA Proves Viking Warriors Were Women Too

Scientists had assumed this famous Viking warrior was a man, but DNA proves that she was a high-ranking female officer.
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DNA confirms Viking remains found in Sweden are female

Lifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Scientists have confirmed that human remains interred in a prominent Viking warrior grave in Sweden were those of a woman and not a man, a discovery that raises provocative questions about gender roles and limitations in the male-do...

Viking Warrior In Famous Grave Was A Woman

Academics / General Science : Discover Magazine: Living World

This one goes out to all my fellow shieldmaidens: researchers have confirmed through ancient DNA testing that the warrior buried in a famous Viking grave was a woman. Researchers have excavated hundreds of Viking-era graves at Birka...

First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity...

DNA from ancient Viking burials reveal women warriors fought with — and commanded — men

News : The Raw Story

Scientists from Sweden’s Uppsala University have produced DNA evidence that women Viking warriors fought alongside their male counterparts in the Swedish Viking Age. “The study was conducted on one of the most well-known graves from...

DNA evidence proves "male" Viking warrior actually a woman

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

The skeleton of a Viking originally believed to be a man is now being classified as high-ranking female warrior after examining DNA samples taken from her arm and teeth. Researchers believed the skeleton had been male since it was d...


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