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Gender may be expected to have been evident also in poorly furnished graves from the clothes, hairstyles and beard trims of the deceased. It should also be added that grave robbing is more likely to render a male grave gender-neutral than a female one, since the robber must sieve the grave fill carefully to obliterate a bead set entirely. 4 Female sub-gender groups Having established the main gender dichotomy, we turn once more to subdivisions, starting with female sub-genders. A female subset of VENBASE (VENFEM, n=25) produced the CA scattergram in fig.

This explains Nerman’s hesitation in attributing gender to Bhr 1930:07 (cf. 0). The third well-documented gold bracteate grave from Gotland, Bhr 1967:43, is a female grave. It should be pointed out, however, that all three bracteates are type C specimens that have had their loops and borders removed, with only the central motif remaining. They have thus been made useless as jewellery. Instead they resemble Roman coins, and may have been intended as payment for the journey to the underworld (Silvén 1956).

2): eight of nine cases are female graves and one male, which marks the lynx skin as a transgressed female gender attribute. 1) for three other Vendel Period cemeteries on Gotland. Pottery forms the only discrepancy, as pots were evenly distributed among the male and female graves in Jankavs’s sample. Our identification of pottery (occurring in seven gendered graves in VENBASE) as a transgressed female attribute is thus apparently due to a statistical accident. Regarding the male attributes, however, there are a number of discrepancies that indicate a male bias in Jankavs’s study.

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