Ignoring the fact that the Mail chooses to call hir a "gay man" even though we know nothing about hir sexual preferences, this is interesting:
In this case, the man was on his left side with his head facing west. Another clue is that men tended to be interred with weapons, hammers and flint knives as well as several portions of food and drink to accompany them to the other side.
Women would be buried with necklaces made from teeth, pets, and copper earrings, as well as domestic jugs and an egg-shaped pot placed near the feet.
The 'gay caveman' was buried with household jugs, and no weapons.
There are lots of theories about how this person lived hir life. Ze could have been a gay man who preferred domestic activities, a trans woman who was totally accepted as a woman because this was before people put too much stock in what a nurse writes on a birth certificate at birth, an intersex person with a female body but male skeleton....
Or maybe the Young Earth Creationists are right and this skeleton isn't really that old because carbon-dating is bunk and was just some dude from the 19th century who really liked household jugs. img flickr