Archaeologists have found a caveman buried in a Prague suburb. He's probably between 4,500 and 5,000 years old, and he was buried kind of weirdly. In that culture, at that time, it was tradition for men to be buried with their heads pointing west, and with a lot of knives and hammers in the grave. But this guy was buried like a woman: head pointing east, and a grave filled with jugs and an egg-shaped pot placed near the feet.
People will talk, five millennia later when anything "gay" and "science" is clicky. We're not the only ones to slap the term "gay caveman" in a headline: you've got your HuffPo, your Time, your Daily Mail, your Advocate. (NPR is more scrupulous with its headline--"homosexual or transsexual," an actual quote from the archaeologists.) Someone in the art department at the Daily News clearly had fun with this story. And then there's the festive little graphic seen above, which first appeared on ABC News.
While nitpicking on media coverage, though, a paleoanthropologist has pointed out to the site LiveScience that "caveman" is the wrong word here. The buried man was not "'caveman' in age," said John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. "We're talking about pre-Bronze Age farmers."