These 2017 discoveries could be big news, if they turn out to be true

Potentially key findings cover a wide range of topics, from a female Viking warrior to far-flung exomoons

Swedish grave excavation

RUMOR HAS IT  Researchers stirred up controversy this year by claiming that a skeleton discovered in a Swedish grave (excavation illustrated above) belonged to a Viking woman warrior. Other potentially big scientific discoveries also generated buzz — and disagreement — in 2017.

EVALD HANSEN, C. HEDENSTIERNA-JONSON ET AL/AMER. J. OF PHYS. ANTHRO. 2017

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