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so it WAS Adam and Steve!
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so it WAS Adam and Steve!

Turns out famed skeletons of ‘Lovers of Modena’ were both dudes


Quote:Scientists have revealed that a pair of hand-holding skeletons, whose gesture of love has been preserved in mud for 1,500 years, were both male.

A new DNA test helped researchers determine the sex of the remains, dubbed the “Lovers of Modena.” This particular sex determination technique, using protein from tooth enamel, wasn’t available when the fossils were unearthed at the site of an ancient necropolis in 2009.

At the time, archaeologists assumed the two were man and woman. The set of bones thought to be female, who was found wearing a bronze ring, seemed locked in a centuries-long gaze with its partner.

“[They] evoke an uplifting tenderness,” Labate said, adding, “I have been involved in many digs, but I’ve never felt so moved.”

Researchers also say the couple was likely buried this way intentionally, which was not an unusual funeral practice during that time. The 6,000-year-old “Lovers of Valdaro,” dug up from a Neolithic tomb near Mantua in northern Italy, were discovered in a full-on embrace, as well as couples found at the Alepotrypa Cave in Greece; Diyarbakir, Turkey; and Staryi Tartas in Siberia — all of them presumed to be heterosexual pairings.

https://nypost.com/2019/09/12/turns-out-...dudes/amp/
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If they look at the pelvis they can determine gender.
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(September 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: If they look at the pelvis they can determine gender.
I'm a bit surprised that these guys, being archaeologists, didn't spot that.

When I was 11, the teacher was showing us a skeleton, and mentioned that it was of a woman. At that age, I knew male from female if they had their meat on, but not by the bones. So I asked how one could tell. The teacher just looked at me like I had farted, and some kids in the class did as well. If he's going to bring it up, he should be able to explain it. It's not like I was being nasty or something.
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(September 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm)Fireball Wrote: . The teacher just looked at me like I had farted,

Yeah I know that look, especially the look like you farted right in her asshole. I once even had to give my teacher CPR by putting my asshole on her nose and farting.

But it seems that skeletons were in a poor condition and they probably had their doubts but then DNA confirmed it.

Quote:That said, a definitive determination of sex wasn’t possible owing to the poor preservation of the skeletons.
https://gizmodo.com/famous-lovers-of-mod...1838098148
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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OK, that makes more sense.
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They could tell they were gay but not what sexy they were.

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Doesn't even mean they're gay. It just means they're two dudes. Could've been hunting buddies.
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(September 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: If they look at the pelvis they can determine gender.

That's how I do it.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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(September 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm)Shell B Wrote: Doesn't even mean they're gay. It just means they're two dudes. Could've been hunting buddies.

~10% chance. If that was a thing we'd see more of it.
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Or they could have been brothers, best friends, father/son  I'm not sure what Italian burial customs were in the 6th century, but in a lot of cultures, male friends holding hands was a norm.

Or, they could have been a pair of big old flamers after all.  We'll likely never know.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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