Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history

 

USA Today reports that small flecks of blue inside of the mouth of a medieval skeleton are raising big questions about women's role in ancient religious manuscripts.

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The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.

The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.