A real queen of the Stone Age is discovered

March 26, 2015 2:40 PM

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Stone Age hunter-gatherers weren't big on social hierarchies, let alone monarchies, researchers say, but a woman buried in a cave 18,700 years ago was clearly held in very high regard.

The woman dubbed the "Red Lady," whose remains were unearthed in a cave in northern Spain, was coated in red ocher and laid to rest "right where people were living," University of New Mexico anthropologist Lawrence Guy Straus tells the New Scientist.

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