Unearthed – The Mystery of the Shaman Woman
One of the most significant cases in European archaeology is the grave of the shaman of Bad Dürrenberg, a key finding of the last hunter-gatherer groups. From a time when there were no written records, this site was first researched upon by the Nazis, who saw a physically strong male warrior from an “original Arian race” in the buried person. It was, in fact, the most powerful woman of her time
The latest research shows that she was dark-skinned, had physical deformities, and was a spiritual leader. The film – using high-end CGI and motion capturing - compares the researchers of the Nazi era, who misrepresented and instrumentalised their findings, to today’s researchers, who meticulously compile findings and evidence, and use cross-disciplinary methods to examine and evaluate them. It also substantiates the theory of the powerful roles women played in prehistoric history.
The story of this woman, buried with a baby in her arms, still fascinates us 9,000 years after her death.