Friday, April 08, 2011

'Gay Caveman' Find a Disappointment

We've heard it before: "Jesus was gay" and "President Lincoln was gay" etc. This time, archaeologists are telling the media to calm the frenzy over the so-called "gay caveman" find.

-- From "Cave-Myth Busters: Was There Really a 'Gay Caveman' After All?" by Jenny Wilson, Time Magazine 4/8/11

When archaeologists uncovered the remains near Prague, the man was buried in a position used to bury females, which led the researchers to say they had discovered an ancient homosexual man. But some reports now indicate that the evidence is not conclusive and that nuances of the discovery extend beyond sexual preferences.

. . . Many archaeologists speculate that the case has been oversimplified in the craze surrounding the potential discovery of a "gay caveman."

Moreover, the remains did not really belong to a "caveman." John Hawks, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, told LiveScience the use of the word "caveman" does not accurately date the remains and that they actually belong to the "pre-Bronze Age." Just goes to show that if NewsFeed really wanted to see a gay caveman, we could just misinterpret Fred and Barney's bromance on The Flintstones.

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From "'Gay Caveman' not definitely gay nor caveman, say archaeologists" by Mike Barber, Postmedia News - Montreal Gazette 4/8/11

Kamila Remisova Vesinova, a researcher with the Czech Archaeological Society, has said the male skeleton is believed have been a member of the Corded Ware culture, which proliferated in northern Europe between 2500 and 2900 BCE.

Corded Ware societies were known for burying men with their heads facing west and with weapons of war, typically a battle axe. But this find was positioned facing east and surrounded by domestic items, such as the pots from which the culture takes its name — the same way women from the society were buried.

The archeologists have speculated that this could mean these are the remains of a homosexual or transsexual man.

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Compare the media attention above to: Christian Archaeological Find Ignored by Media