5 months later. Some of us still remember.
I GET TO PUT ON ARMOR AND HIT/GET HIT BY PEOPLE WITH BAMBOO WEAPONS TONIGHT. YAAAAS. SO PUMPED.
Queer theory is interesting but its like “there could have been queer people in the past, in all likelihood there was but we can’t prove it archaeologically so……yeah…..” Although just thinking outside of heteronormativity is a big thing in it, which is cool. Not always assuming that more than one person in a household means nuclear family is a great point, among other things. But maybe homosexuality was a normal part of life in some cultures so there was nothing buried with them to indicate they identified as that.
But most of these theories are like this. “It might or might not have been present. But it doesn’t leave any record so we just don’t know.” Which makes me ask; if we can’t find out through solid evidence then what’s the point of trying to find it? Unless some sort of abnormality pops up, I don’t think we can really actively look for gender and sexuality credibly in the archaeological record, can we? I think it might have to be examined after the evidence is compiled and analyzed and someone says “this one thing doesn’t match”. But then again, to expect the people of a culture to be uniform is ridiculous but to automatically assume an abnormality indicates something like that might be going too far. What if its just an accident or indicates something else?
Also; for the love of god, would all you people who are LGBQTA+ please be buried with a rainbow flag so future archaeologists know that’s what you identified as?
Then again, we’d probably just say you’re some sort of shaman and chalk it up to religion and ritual >.>
Also I’m talking artefacts in situ. I know theres written and artistic record of homosexuality in cultures.