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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female |



"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

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This is pretty awesome. I had no idea.

Agreed - totally awesome! 

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Adventures in Food


After a rather gluttonous vacation (Portland - you’re delicious) and a couple of months of less-than-great eating…  MissMarisol’s  Whole 30 post was appropriate

To clear things up: 

  • I’m not doing a full whole30 
  • I’m not going paleo forever (cheese is my #2 bff, after the hubs) 

What I am doing:

  • One week of clean eating
  • Adding more veggies

This past week I removed sugar and significantly cut down on the bread/processed food and have already felt much better. What I can tell you so far, it’s a lot of work. Reading, figuring out what’s ok/not ok, meal planning, groceries, meal prep. My grocery bill will likely be a big higher than usual as well.

And with that - I’ll let you know how the rest of the week goes!

Wish. me. luck. I think I’ll need it. 

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