A skeleton discovered north of Vienna, has forced archaeologists and historians to create a new look at the roles played by genera in prehistoryAs these remains belong to a very good metal worker, a profession that was thought to be carried out exclusively by men.
The Museum of Ancient History of Lower Austria says the tomb belongs to the Bronze Age, about 2,000 years before the birth of Christ, and that the bones belong to a woman between 45 and 60 years old.
The Museum further explains that They also found tools to make metal ornaments at the site, which leads to the conclusion that she was a metal worker and that she had received the elements to continue with her work in the afterlife, as was the belief at the time.
Between the tools We found an anvil, a hammer and flint chisels, as well as some small jewelery objects that could well have been made by the woman herself.
In a statement issued Wednesday, expert Ernst Lauermann, who led the work on the grave, said that although the pelvic bones were missing, both the skull and lower jaw found 145 cm from the surface, they showed that it was a woman.
He added that “It was normal at that time for a person to be buried with the elements that were part of their daily work, so it is very likely that the tools have been used to make jewelry”.
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