A 5,000-year-old skeleton could be the world's oldest known gay caveman, reports Orange News.

Apparently archaeologists could tell the male body was gay because it was buried in a way reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age. The bones were found in a suburb of the city of Prague. Its head pointed eastwards and was surrounded by domestic jugs - something seen previously only in female graves.

‘From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake,’ said archaeologist Kamila Remisova Vesinova. ‘Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual.’

The baffled archaeologist continued: ‘What we see here doesn't add up to traditional Corded Ware cultural norms. An oval, egg-shaped container usually associated with female burials was also found at the feet of the skeleton. None of the objects that usually accompany male burials - such as weapons, stone battle axes and flint knives - were found in the grave.

With the help of her gender stereotyping prejudices, she concluded: ‘We believe this is one of the earliest cases of what could be described as a 'transsexual' or 'third gender grave' in the Czech Republic.’

So those things existed then too, eh?

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