• Archaeologists announce discovery of 5000-year-old transgender skeleton

    From Unbreakable Disease (he/they)@21:1/5 to All on Tue Aug 17 20:11:00 2021
    XPost: alt.atheism, alt.transgendered

    Look, trannies were always here.


    Archaeologists announce discovery of 5000-year-old transgender skeleton

    Archaeologists have discovered what they are identifying as a 5000-year
    old skeleton of a transgender person.

    Unearthed in a suburb of Prague, the male skeleton was buried as if it
    was the skeleton of a woman. The body is believed to date to between
    2900 and 2500 BC and is from what is called the Corded Ware culture of
    the Copper Age. That culture seems to have had very strict burial
    rites, with the men buried with their heads facing west with their
    bodies surrounded by weapons and women buried with their heads facing
    east and their bodies surrounded by domestic jugs.

    The Prague skeleton was found surrounded by jugs with its head to the

    From history and ethnology, we know that when a culture had strict
    burial rules they never made mistakes with these sort of things.

    --Kamila Remišovám, head of the research team

    The commentary to the PinkNews article is filled with doubters...and
    reads like it is transpeople who found the body and are claiming it as
    one of our own.

    I think most of us are content to let the archaeologists be the experts

    We believe this is one of the earliest cases of what could be
    described as a ‘transsexual’ or ‘third gender grave’ in the Czech Republic.

    --Kateřina Semrádová, archaeologist

    Previously a female skeleton from the Mesolithic period was found to be
    buried with weapons. It is presumed that person was a warrior.

    Matt Kailey has commentary at Tranifesto.

    Of course, “trans” meant nothing back then. Our concept of transgender or transsexual as a misalignment of gender identity and
    physical body is a modern one and also a cultural one.

    But the skeleton lends further proof (as if we really needed it) to
    the idea that the phenomenon or “condition” that we call “trans” in modern Western culture has been present throughout all cultures in all
    time periods.

    But even more important than providing additional documentation for
    a fact that we already know is the respectful means of burial for these
    people. The burial of the individual who was identified as “male” was
    just like that of a female, indicating that this culture recognized this
    person for who she really was – likewise for the “female” warrior who
    was buried in the male tradition.


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  • From Ted@21:1/5 to unbreakable@danwin1210.me on Fri Aug 20 16:42:05 2021
    XPost: alt.atheism, alt.transgendered

    On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 20:11:00 +0000, "Unbreakable Disease (he/they)" <unbreakable@danwin1210.me> wrote:
    Look, trannies were always here.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/4/8/1200096/-Archaeologists-annou nce-discovery-of-5000-year-old-transgender-skeleton

    Archaeologists announce discovery of
    5000-year-old transgender skeleton


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