Finally, Someone in the Media Who Understands Historical Context

“But interpreting new skeletons and new DNA data, however, requires both context and nuance that are often lost in popular presentations of archaeological data. While we should absolutely consider the similarities between daily lives of past people and ours today, we also need to remember that contemporary terms cannot necessarily be used in the same way, and that faulty and biased modern assumptions can pervade our interpretations of the past if we are not careful.”

Finally.  Enjoy a well written and intelligent essay.