Stephanie Pappas of LiveScience reports: Archaeologists in Prague say they've uncovered a Stone-Age man buried in a position usually reserved for women — but media claims of a "gay caveman" may be exaggerated, according to some researchers.
The skeleton of a Stone-Age man, dating back to about 2,500 to 2,800 B.C., found on the outskirts of Prague. He was buried on his left with his head facing west - a traditionally female position.
The skeleton, which dates back to about 2,500 to 2,800 B.C., was found on the outskirts of Prague. The culture the man belonged to (known as the Corded Ware culture for their pottery decorated with the impressions of twisted cord) was very finicky about grave rituals, reported Iranian news network Press TV, which visited the excavation site. According to the Czech news website Ceskapozice.cz, Corded Ware males were usually buried on their right sides with their heads facing east. This man, however, was buried on his left with his head facing west — a traditionally female position. Continue reading.