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December 7, 2019, 4:03 pm UTC    
January 01, 2019 10:23AM
Birka woman was obviously a person of importance and a big fan of board games. The weapons could indicate status as a chief rather than simple warrior status. She could have been down there swinging a sword in the melee or she could have been watching her warriors from a point of vantage and arguing tactics with the other leaders.

Obviously a thorough examination of the remains is called for. Are there healed wounds? Did she bear children? She could have inherited her status from a husband perhaps, or been a valued and honored wife who's chieftain husband gave credit for his success.

Personally I could easily fill an hour with information on Viking women. Their domestic life, their role in colonization and trade. Women in the sagas, historical women, goddesses, women's magic. There's a LOT to be explored beyond shieldmaidens, whose existence I don't really doubt but I would guess they were very much a minority.



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