'Gay Caveman' Found By Archaeologists Near Prague

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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WOW! what do you think???

A team of Czech archaeologists claim to have unearthed the remains of an early gay man from around 2900-2500 B.C. outside Prague.


According to the Telegraph, the "gay caveman" was found buried in a way normally reserved only for women during the Copper Age. The man had been interred on his left side with his head facing east, with no weapons and household jugs -- almost always reserved for women in the region during that time -- placed at his feet. Traditionally, men were buried with weapons, hammers and flint knives, and their bodies were positioned on their right side with their heads facing west.

"From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake," lead researcher Kamila Remisova Vesinova said. "Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transvestite. What we see here does not add up to traditional Corded Ware cultural norms."

Archaeologist Katerina Semradova told reporters that the "third gender" discovery mirrored an earlier case, in which a female warrior dating from the Mesolithic period was found to have been buried as a man. In addition, she noted Siberian shamans, or latter-day witch doctors, were buried in a similar fashion to the "gay caveman," but usually with richer funeral accessories to depict a higher social status, the Daily Mail is reporting.

"But this later discovery was neither of those, leading us to believe the man was probably homosexual or transsexual," Semeradova is also quoted by the Telegraph as saying.

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Johnny - posted on 04/08/2011

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I tend to think that this is a bit of a leap of faith more than a solid conclusion. I am certain there were gay men and transsexuals and such back then and throughout history. Many different cultures have developed different ways of dealing with these ideas, and it is entirely possible that this was the case. But it's really hard for me to agree that its an absolute certainty. Perhaps the guy died among a bunch of people who hated his guts and they buried him wrong to screw him over in the afterlife. Who knows? I think there would have to be a few more occurrences suggesting a pattern before conclusions like this are made.

Stifler's - posted on 04/08/2011

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I'd more likely believe he was a transexual or transgendered than just gay.

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April - posted on 04/08/2011

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That's true, i agree with Dana and Johnny. There could be a number of explanations. He could of been gay, he could of been hated, he could of been transgendered who knows? I really don't think they should jump to conclusions so fast.

Tara - posted on 04/08/2011

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I agree with Loureen, they were very specific and transgender, or third sex has been around in all recorded history.
I don't doubt that he was a third gender, not necessarily gay though, could have been bisexual, or transexual or non sexual.

Jenni - posted on 04/08/2011

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Well... he could have been a transgender who perferred to be seen as a woman. It wouldn't be too far fetched considering transgenders have existed through out written history.

Stifler's - posted on 04/08/2011

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SO basically there was homophobia back then too. Because being gay doesn't make you less of a man? It just means you like other men instead of women.

Dana - posted on 04/08/2011

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I think it's a pretty big jump. I could care less if the guy was gay and I'm sure there were plenty of gay men but, to jump to the conclusion that he was gay, I don't know.

Maybe he was weak, maybe it's someone's idea of a joke, maybe people really didn't like the guy...who knows. That's my point.

Charlie - posted on 04/08/2011

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I read this yesterday , considering they were VERY specific about their burials I am inclined to think they are right .

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