. ‘Blinged out’ female ruler may be evidence of powerful women during Bronze Age « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Science Mag – A new analysis of a richly adorned female ruler buried in a Bronze Age palace suggests women could also occupy the throne. The find could lead others to reconsider their assumptions about the status of women throughout prehistory. In a new paper, archaeologists report on a tomb uncovered in 2014 by Spanish researchers at a site known as La Almoloya. Here, ruins of a once-elaborate palacelike structure dominate a rocky hilltop overlooking the plains. The site was once part of the El Argar society, which thrived and controlled territories along the southeastern Iberian Peninsula from about 2200 to 1550 B.C.E. .

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