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Archaeology Now presents “Viking Women Warriors? New Clues”

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Archaeology Now, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Houston Society, along with Family Tree DNA present “Viking Women Warriors? New Clues.”
Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Ph.D.
Department of Archaeology History, Upssala Universitet
Some of those burly Viking warriors were women! DNA analysis of the 10th-century remains of a warrior revealed a surprise – “he” was actually a “she.” Buried with military honors in a resplendent grave discovered in the 1800s and filled with weapons and horses, archaeologists initially assumed the warrior was a man. The recent discovery of the warrior’s gender upends assumptions about identity and the roles of women.

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.houstonarchaeology.info/

Venue

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, 77005
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Organizer

Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society
Phone:
713-364-6344
Email:
archaelogyhouston@gmail.com
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