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Researchers Assumed This Viking Warrior Was A Man. DNA Just Proved Otherwise.

DNA results confirm the remains of a Viking warrior are female.
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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...

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 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...

Does new DNA evidence prove that there were female viking warlords?

Academics / Archaeology : The Guardian: Archaeology

A viking grave in the Swedish town of Birka has been found to contain a woman’s bones. How many more warriors’ remains have been incorrectly presumed male? A well-furnished warrior grave in the Viking age town of Birka, Sweden, has ...

DNA Proves Viking Warriors Were Women Too

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot

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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