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“Archaeologists find gay caveman!!” April 9, 2011

Filed under: science,sexual orientation,trans issues — Jender @ 4:23 pm

Ummm, no. Headline should be more like “Archaeologists find male skeleton buried with some stuff that they take to be typically female, if they’ve correctly identified the stuff, and if they’ve correctly identified the sex of the skeleton.” (Conversations with archaeologists reveal doubt on both scores, based on the evidence cited in the article.) So, at best, “Archaeologists find male skeleton buried in gender-atypical way”. And possibly “Archaeologists pretty sloppy about sexual orientation and gender identity”.

(A little disappointing really: I was wondering what could possibly have told them about sexual orientation. Seems I was right.)

(Thanks, E!)


4 Responses to ““Archaeologists find gay caveman!!””

  1. jj Says:

    Link, if possible?

    Men who like women’s things are probably gay? As though humans are really so simple?

  2. Logoskaieros Says:

    Here’s a link: http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110408/czech-skeleton-find-110409/20110409/?hub=EdmontonHome

    “A report from the Daily Telegraph said that Remisova described the man likely having “a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual.””

    I know that a few years ago, I may have made that same mistake…..but I’m not a researcher giving a public statement. Egads.

  3. westwood Says:

    Anything for a headline.


  4. Jender Says:

    Whoops, link there now!

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