For centuries it was believed that good old Herodotus was just tickling our balls when he wrote about the Amazon Warriors. That has changed since the early 1990’s, when the first graves of warrior Women were discovered in the Ural Steppes near the Black Sea. Exactly where the ancient Greeks said they would be. Some of these tall Female skeletons were bowlegged (from constant horse-riding), had worn finger bones (from bow pulling) and were buried with arrows and daggers alongside them. Some even showed signs of battle wounds. However, some of these grave mounds contained male skeletons as well. Herodotus wrote that the Amazons were frequently hunting on horseback with their husbands. Which could suggest that these Women didn’t live apart from men. Nor is there any evidence to suggest that they lived in a matriarchal society. But that’s what we know today, it doesn’t say anything about tomorrow’s discoveries.