Grave Tales

It seems unthinkable to me that the centuries have been enacted by mostly male humans. I think it more likely that this was the personal or political bias of those creating the history. Even Amazons are nonchalantly debunked by some. (To those, I refer you to The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World by Adrienne Mayor.  Along those lines…Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade, up to the last chapter anyway.)

In today’s news, was a report from Peru. The grave of a warrior held the corpse of a female. Upon review, the warrior graves of others were found to have held female corpses too. It wasn’t as though it was hidden, it was not considered because it was assumed male. 

My vote is reconsider more of the tangible evidence at our fingertips with unbiased minds. I have attended countless archeological lectures. More than a dozen times, I’ve asked about female participation or involvement on whatever the subject. The answer is the same, a polite shake of the head with a faint smile.

Graves in Peru resonate in my mind. I recall the skeletons with hair in the Chauchilla Cemetery. I know hair and fingernails are said to continue to grow but this was so clear! We don’t get too much information in English there about who the skeletons were when alive.

Going in another direction! A spot filled with interesting “mummies” is the Guanajuato Mummy Museum in Mexico.  These bodies were removed from graves when the fee for keeping them buried didn’t get paid. So they are mummies of all sorts of people.

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available aAmazon and BarnesandNoble and iBooks and Audible.

Buy it. Read it. (Or listen to it.) Let me know what you think. –TMLL

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