It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome.
A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the time.
“It’s kind of a bombshell for my field,” Alison Beach, a medieval history professor at Ohio State University and co-author of the study, told the Associated Press. “It’s so rare to find material evidence of women’s artistic and literary work in the Middle Ages.” Read more...More about Art, Women, Archaeology, Middle Ages, and Archaeology And History