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DNA proves fearsome Viking warrior was a woman

by Michael Price

 

A 10th century Viking unearthed in the 1880s was like a figure from Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries: an elite warrior buried with a sword, an ax, a spear, arrows, a knife, two shields, and a pair of warhorses. And like a mythical valkyrie (depicted above in a 19th century painting), a new study published today in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology finds that the warrior was a woman—the first high-status female Viking warrior to be identified. Excavators first uncovered the battle-ready body among several thousand Viking graves near the Swedish town of Birka, but for 130 years, most assumed it was a man—known only by the grave identifier, Bj 581. A few female Viking soldiers have been unearthed over the years, but none had the trappings of high rank found in the Birka burial—not just weapons and armor, but also game pieces and a board used for planning tactics. In recent years, reanalysis of skeletal characteristics had hinted that the corpse might be female. Now, the warrior’s DNA proves her sex, suggesting a surprising degree of gender balance in the Vikings’ violent social order.


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New algorithm helps turn low-resolution images into detailed photos, ‘CSI’-style

 

I guess that brings us one step closer to that Bladerunner cyberpunk future.



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Going to watch it now but how on earth can inactive star warm that planet to be habitable?



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Inactive star doesn't mean the star is turned off. It still radiates energy that can warm a nearby planet.



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Inactive star doesn't mean the star is turned off. It still radiates energy that can warm a nearby planet.

 

Seems you know your stuff and I am lazy to dig it up so enlighten me, why its called inactive than?


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Inactive star doesn't mean the star is turned off. It still radiates energy that can warm a nearby planet.

 
Seems you know your stuff and I am lazy to dig it up so enlighten me, why its called inactive than?


http://ice-age-ahead..._ix/tieb009.htm

https://books.google...d dwarf&f=false

Edited by Katphood, 21 November 2017 - 11:12 AM.





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