The Fallacy of the Transgender Skeleton

  title={The Fallacy of the Transgender Skeleton},
  author={Pamela L Geller},
  journal={Bioarchaeology and Social Theory},
  • Pamela L Geller
  • Published 26 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Bioarchaeology and Social Theory
Gender variance is likely a cross-cultural phenomenon with deep antiquity that bioarchaeological data can document effectively. Yet, recent reports that have gone viral in mediascapes, the “transsexual” cavemen being one pointed example discussed in this chapter, should give investigators pause. That is, describing ancient socio-sexual lives as such complicates normative notions about the body, gender, and sexuality, but the designation is a fallacy since these terms are modern Western… 
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