"Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons."
Seriously, what the fuck. Who are these researchers that go “oh look a sword, bet it was a dude”? How do these people get through school???
Here’s a source along with an extra bit of commentary from another historian.