So-called “experts” are now beclowning themselves with suppositions about sexuality hundreds/thousands of years ago.
If it’s strange or out of the ordinary they are now attributing 21st century nonsense and trying to pass it off as science.
In a peer-reviewed study in the European Journal of Archaeology, researchers analyzed DNA of the remains found in an iron grave at Suontaka Vesitorninmäki in Hattula, Finland.
“The overall context of the grave indicates that it was a respected person whose gender identity may well have been nonbinary,” according to the study. Someone who is nonbinary doesn’t identify exclusively as female or male.
Researchers originally believed the grave belonged to a woman after they found jewelry such as oval brooches and clothing in 1968. The items led researchers to believe the person was buried in common feminine attire for the century, according to the study.
They also had found hiltless sword placed on the person’s left side, which is typically a more masculine custom. Due to the feminine and masculine contents in the grave, researchers had two theories – two bodies, a man and a woman, were in the grave or the remains were evidence of two female leaders or warriors.
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More recent DNA testing confirmed the grave only held one person who had Klinefelter syndrome. Genetically, females have two X chromosomes while males have one X and one Y. Klinefelter syndrome results when a male is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome. The syndrome sometimes results in males developing enlarged breasts, infertility and other symptoms.
“The buried individual seems to have been a highly respected member of their community,” the study’s lead author, Ulla Moilanen told The Guardian. “They were laid in the grave on a soft feather blanket with valuable furs and objects.”
The discovery goes against the “ultramasculine environment” in the medieval Scandinavia era where men seen mixing with feminine social roles would be outcasts. Researchers theorize the person was accepted as nonbinary due to their high and secure status in society or because they were a respected shaman.
Paleo geneticists and researchers globally said the study is “convincing” and agree the person buried in Suontaka was likely nonbinary, according to the Livescience website.
Leszek Gardeła of the National Museum of Denmark told the Guardian that the study proved early medieval societies “had very nuanced approaches to and understandings of gender identities”.