Gay caveman is neither

When archaeologists unearthed a male skeleton in Prague that had been buried in a manner usually reserved for women, they concluded he’d been transsexual or homosexual. The discovery was trumpeted by headlines proclaiming the discovery of the “first gay caveman.” But a number of scholars have disputed the claim, among them UW-Madison associate professor of anthropology John Hawks. “Dudes! I could be wrong, but I think that to have a ‘gay caveman,’ you need a skeleton that is both gay and a caveman,” Hawks wrote on his blog. “And this ain’t either!”