Were Cavemen bisexuals?
Archeologists have discovered 3,000-year-old rock carvings that indicate habitants during that time may have been bisexuals, Gay Star News reports.
The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs, the rock carvings that were discovered in a remote region in northwest China in the 80s, show that bisexuality may have been normal thousands of years ago. Archaeologist Wang Binghua found the carvings but not much has been written about them. But in a new article by Mary Mycio of Slate Magazine, the writer says the carvings show 100 figures displaying bisexuality.
"The few scholars who have studied the petroglyphs think that the larger-than-life hourglass figures that begin the tableau symbolize females," Mycio writes. "They have stylized triangular torsos, shapely hips and legs, and they wear conical headdresses with wispy decorations. Male images are smaller triangles with stick legs and bare heads. Ithyphallic is archeology-talk for 'erect penis,' and nearly all of the males have one."
She goes on to stay that there is a third set of figures, which appear to be bisexual. "Combining elements of males and females, they are ithyphallic but wear female headwear, a decoration on the chest, and sometimes a mask. They might be shamans," Mycio writes.
Mycio also describes four "scenes" where nine large women and two smaller men dance hysterically "around a large ithyphallic bisexual about to penetrate a small hourglass female with an explicit vulva." In another scene, "a second bisexual in a monkey mask is about to penetrate a small, faceless female" and another shows "a chorus line of infants emerges from a small female being penetrated simultaneously by a male and a bisexual while three more ithyphallic males await their turn."
The last scene does not show any women at all.