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Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:03 p.m.

Ancient Austrian remains are female metal worker

  • Remains of the woman in a grave in Geitzendorf, northwest of Vienna, Austria.

    AP

    Remains of the woman in a grave in Geitzendorf, northwest of Vienna, Austria.

VIENNA — An Austrian museum says skeletal remains found in an ancient grave are that of a woman metal worker — the first indication that women did such work thousands of years ago.
The Museum of Ancient History says the grave originates from the Bronze Age, which began more than 5,000 years ago and ended 3,200 years ago.
In a statement Wednesday, it said that although the pelvic bones were missing, examination of the skull and lower jaw bone shows the skeleton is of a woman.
The museum says tools used to make metal ornaments were also found in the grave northwest of Vienna, leading to the conclusion that it was that of a female fine metal worker.
It says such work had been commonly presumed to be in the male domain.
Story tags » ArchaeologyHistory

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