An interesting question would be ... (though I don't know if there's simply enough statistical substance, that is enough well preserved skeletons) ...
some numbers of bones out of ancient graves do show signs of wounds that healed (and of course sometimes also of those that didn't ),
sometimes those do look as if they could come from battle blows.
Then one can be somewhat sure that the person truly was a 'warrior',
in the sense that they (perhaps repeatedly) took part in fighting.
In principle we don't know for sure whether burial with a weapon means, that the person in question used the type of weapon in battle,
or whether it might have been a marker of status etc.
Well I can partially answer some of your questions.
Nobody is going to have more than one sword fight and not get injured. Nobody is that good. Also a serious cut to an arm or leg (a favorite target in battle) might not strike anything vital (no organs for example) so with minimal blood loss and no infection there is a good chance a person can survive. The same can apply to a sword slash across the chest. The rib cage is designed to protect those vitals and it takes an injury of about 4 inches deep to reach those organs and be fatal.
A pointed weapon (such as a spear) can cause very clean wounds and is heavy enough to damage bones so it might not be fatal either.
So there are a lot of ways to gat banged up in a fight and not die. Considering a man might have his first fight when he is 14-15 (depending in the culture) and continue fighting well into old age (the Anglo-Saxon Earl Byrhtnoth was in his 60s when he died at the Battle of Maldon in 991) there would be lots of chances to get and survive injuries.
Well I guess the term "Warrior" in common usage does in some way imply it's a profession, a calling, or an identity?So it kind of boils down to how do you want to define "warrior"? Is it someone who fights for a living (or culturally is not considered a "man" until they kill an enemy), is it a yeoman who is expected to fight when necessary or called up by his leaders (Greek Hoplite) or is it someone who once picked up a weapon to defend themselves?
The question I have is just,
if we find actual weapons such as spears in the grave of a person (male or female)
-- knives and axes could be everyday tools, and bows for hunting, spears probably less so --
and we've also come to the conclusion that they were not intended for the afterlife
... does this automatically mean the person actually used these weapons in anger?
Even if it was only in self-defence?
For all we know a person of a certain social status, even if not of a martial caste, might have gotten a 'spear of honor' or something
- it would be an item of high significance in their life but they might have never fought with it.
If we see battle.typical wounds on them, then we can be somewhat confident they were warrior types.
Anyway some more 'female warriors'. These are from https://www.deviantart.com/lipatov
Zaporozhian Cossack's wife.
This would be the type Willowfall referred to,
she's a good defender of the homestead we can see in the background
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a more mystical one,
the artist says Qiz-qiran means Eagle Maiden in Kazakh, not that I could tell
-- she doesn't hunt with an eagle though which is a thing in the region,
instead I guess she fights in the name of an eagle spirit ...?
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some colorful renditions of war maidens or adventurous temptresses,
from imaginations of different places and times
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This one is probably fighting a war on another plane of existence ...
that sword is certainly not meant for the battlefield ...
but perhaps since ghosts are so wispy they need an extra long blade to eviscerate them?
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completely unrepentant nude warrior girl fantasy scenes
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And then he also likes Porco Rosso - style fantasy seaplanes,
not too much to do with the nude female warrior trope but whatever ...
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