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SV: orion-list Qumran skeletons/gender

Thanks Steven Fraade for the clarification.  So the issue raised by
Zias is not the accuracy of the gendering of the skeletons but
rather the dating of the skeletons?  On what basis did he 
distinguish 200 year old women skeletons from presumably
2000-year old men skeletons?  i.e. where does this 200-year
figure come from?

Greg Doudna

> Others may wish to confirm or correct this, but my recollection is that
> Joe Zias argued that the skeletons of women and children at the cemetery
> were of recent (within the last 200 years) burial, presumably by local
> bedouin, an hence had nothing to do with the ancient Qumran settlement.
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