One of Vasa’s crewmen was a woman


When the human remains found on board the warship Vasa were investigated, it was determined that they were all male. New research now shows that one of the skeletons is actually from a woman.

Since 2004, the Vasa Museum has collaborated with Marie Allen’s research group to find out as much as possible about the people who were on board Vasa when the ship sank in 1628. Recently, osteologists suspected that the individual called G could be female and the new investigations now show that it was indeed a woman.

The researchers are now planning to analyse more samples, for instance to find out what the people on board Vasa looked like.

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Last modified: 2022-01-26