Good Read | Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female

by Olaus Magnus (Scanné de Coureurs des mers, Poivre d'Arvor.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

by Olaus Magnus (Scanné de Coureurs des mers, Poivre d'Arvor.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

It turns out that we only thought Viking warriors were all men because we assumed they were all men. Our bias has been showing.

"Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female":

Shieldmaidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to war while their long-suffering wives wait at home with baby Vikings. (We knew it! We always knew it.)

Read the full article at Tor.com here…

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