Skip to comments.Humans have been drinking beer for 11,500 years
Posted on 01/01/2013 10:38:04 AM PST by Renfield
(Abstract of article only):
|The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities. New evidence from Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey|
|1Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung, Podbielskiallee 69–71, D-14195 Berlin, Germany (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org), 2Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Aas, Norway (Email: email@example.com), and 3Technische Universität München, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Weihenstephaner Steig 20, D-85354 Freising, Germany (Email: Martin.Zarnkow@wzw.tum.de)
*Author for correspondence
Göbekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times, pushing back the origins of monumentality beyond the emergence of agriculture. We are pleased to present a summary of work in progress by the excavators of this remarkable site and their latest thoughts about its role and meaning. At the dawn of the Neolithic, hunter-gatherers congregating at Göbekli Tepe created social and ideological cohesion through the carving of decorated pillars, dancing, feasting—and, almost certainly, the drinking of beer made from fermented wild crops.
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With beer cans open one hole, then hold the hole with a finger. Flip the can upside down and poke another hole. “Shotgun!”
How time flys when your drinking beer.
Had we chosen the "rent to own" option, we'd really be in great shape at this point.
The circular structures, the pillars, the animal motifs...
I think it is/was the oldest ZOO in the world!
11,000 years and still going strong!
Helping ugly people to have sex for 11,500 years!
My favorite song lyrics:
In heaven there is no beer
That’s why we drink it here
And when we are gone from here
Our friends will be drinking all the beer.
Want me to start on “100 bottles of beer on the wall...”?
I didn’t think so.
What about the “young earthers”?
I guess they weren’t old enough to drink.
This explains so much, if that moron that discovered beer could have made vegetable soup, we would have progressed a lot further, been smarter, healthier, not to mention skinnier.. Fewer ugly people too, the last woman in a restaurant after a bowl of vegetable soup doesn’t look any better at closing.. jus sayin.. :)
I've always said, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
But, Chef Carlo, if there were no ugliness, there would be no beauty. ;)
You left out boring.
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Thanks Renfield. This explains some of the hangovers, oh, and November 2012.
"The manufacture of soap is one of the oldest of chemical syntheses. (It is not nearly so old as the manufacture of alcohol; apparently, man's desire for cleanliness is much newer than his desire for drunkenness.)"
Hopefully not anywhere near the urine trough. Hate to get em confused.
One of my fraternity brothers had a necklace made of church keys.
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