Shieldmaidens: Yes, there were Viking Female Warriors!

Over 3,000 Viking graves are in the Birka, Sweden area and only 1,100 have been excavated. Birka is one of the world’s largest Viking burial grounds

One grave, unearthed in 1899, contained 2 horses, 2 shields, sword, axe, spear, arrows, battle knife and a skeleton named BJ-581

Shieldmaidens: Yes, there were Viking Female Warriors!

After extensive genetics testing on DNA from the skeleton’s tooth and arm bone, it was conclusively proven that the skeleton was a Shieldmaiden Viking female warrior!

Female Vikings

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.23308/abstract

Shieldmaidens: Yes, there were Viking Female Warriors!

 

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