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“Gay caveman” found in Prague

The remains of a Stone Age man buried in the customary position of a women is suggesting to some that he may have been homosexual.

During that period, men were traditionally buried lying on their right side with the head pointing towards the west; women on their left side with the head facing east.

In this case, the man was on his left side with his head facing west. Another clue is that men tended to be interred with weapons, hammers and flint knives as well as several portions of food and drink to accompany them to the other side.

Women would be buried with necklaces made from teeth, pets, and copper earrings, as well as domestic jugs and an egg-shaped pot placed near the feet.

The ‘gay caveman’ was buried with household jugs, and no weapons.

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Story: Daily Mail | Photo: Europics

One thought on ““Gay caveman” found in Prague

  1. Well no, you can’t tell a person’s sexual preference by their skeleton. And no, he didn’t live in a cave. People stopped living in caves tens of thousands of years before this person was born. So no, he wasn’t a “gay caveman.” Otherwise, great story.

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