- Aug 2014
This is hardly proof of equality. It only suggests that some women participated in warfare. There were plenty of other aspects of their society in which men dominated. There were no ancient societies in which women were "on par" with men. There are none today either, though we are getting closer.So the graves of approximately 20% of warriors buried with armor and weapons being female isn't evidence? Admittedly, some are likely Sarmation rather than Scythian, but with the way the ancients used terminology it's pretty much the same thing.
Sparta wasn't even close. Women had no voting rights and were forbidden to sit in the gerousia.