The Viking warrior who turned out to be a woman

Should we rethink the role of women in ancient societies?

For more than 100 years, a high-ranking Viking warrior was assumed to be male. Dr Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson has been studying the grave found in the 19th Century.

Her team carried out a DNA test on the bones, revealing that they belonged to a biological woman. The discovery shook the academic world.

Watch this video to learn more!!!

Producer: Alice Gioia, for the programme The Conversation, BBC World Service.

This was published in BBC on March 17, 2021.

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Jules William Press is a small press devoted to publishing the best about the Viking Age, Old Norse, and the Atlantic and Northern European regions. Jules William Press was founded in 2013 to address the needs of modern students, teachers, and self-learners for accessible and affordable Old Norse texts. JWP began by publishing our Viking Language Series, which provides a modern course in Old Norse, with exercises and grammar that anyone can understand. This spirit motivates all of our publications, as we expand our catalogue to include Viking archaeology and history, as well as Scandinavian historical fiction and our Saga Series.

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