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Warrior Women: Archaeologist's Search for Hist's Hidden Heroines

Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Mona Behan

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Prose: non-fiction, Crime & mystery

* Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball, a real life Indiana Jones, delves into the lost culture of women who defied stereotypes with their strength and courage in this groundbreaking work.

This is the first mainstream book to explore the lost world of women warriors that stretches from Europe to Asia. Through her work Jeannine Davis-Kimball has unearthed an entire ancient class of women who defy historical assumptions because for centuries women wielded tremendous power in territories from China to the ancient Celtic lands. In her search for the truth, Dr. Kimball reveals: * The origin of the Amazons, a fierce nomadic tribe of women who inspired legends * A mysterious mummified priestess found in China - but of Celtic origin. * Banshees, historically lonely, screeching hags but they can be traced back to powerful cultic fertility symbols * The excavation of a site on the Eurasian Steppe filled with powerful members of an ancient nomadic cult, always thought to be men - until now! Modern women will find this fresh look at history enlightening and empowering. The book weaves science, mythology and mystical cultures into a bold new historical tapestry depicting some of the unsung heroes and leaders of the past.

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