Skeleton ignites debate over whether women were Viking warriors

DNA analysis of bones buried with full battle gear identified as female

Viking raid illustrated

VIKING RETHINK A woman from the Viking Age in Sweden, when raids such as this were launched, may have shattered gender barriers by becoming a warrior who was buried with weapons and horses, researchers report. Their controversial conclusion has stimulated debate over the roles of Viking women.

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