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BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 13: 1st Gay Cave Man Found
April 10, 2011, in a report by Frontera, a Baja and border area daily. Prague scientists in the Czech Republic discovered the 5,000-year-old remains of what could be the first gay cave man. The male skeletal remains date from 2500 to 2900 BC. It was buried in a way that was only normal for women in the copper age “Corded Ware” culture.
"In the history and Ethnology we know about people of this period burial rituals were taken very seriously, so it is very unlikely the positioning was an error," said archaeologist Kamila Remisova Vesinova. He was found with the skull pointing east surrounded by jars, a ritual only observed in female graves at the time. "It is more likely have been a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual," the expert added. "A bowl oval shaped eggs, usually associated with female burials, was also found at the of the skeleton’s feet. None of the objects which are usually part of the male burials were found", noted the archaeologist.
This view is based on the fact that in the era and culture men were buried laying on the right side, with heads pointing west. Women were buried on the left side, with their heads pointing eastward. Men were buried with weapons, hammers and Flint knives, while women went on their "final journey" with necklaces made of teeth, mascots, copper earrings, jars and a pot-shaped egg placed near the feet. This leads to experts to think this would a first case of what could be described as a transsexual or the 'third gender' tomb.