Presented by Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, PhD, department of archaeology and ancient history, Uppsala University, Sweden
Some Viking warriors were women! DNA analysis of the 10th-century remains of a warrior revealed a surprise: “He” was actually a “she.”
Because the warrior was buried with military honors in a resplendent grave filled with weapons and horses, archaeologists initially assumed that the Viking discovered in the 1800s was a man. This talk reveals how the recent discovery of the warrior’s gender upends assumptions about identity and the roles of women.
Drop in! This program is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell.