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)
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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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Gobleki Tepe is dated to about 11,500 years ago.
And oops, sorry, that age figure should have been 11,000 years, not 11,500 years.
Time for Toby Keith to come up with more verses.
The abstract doesn’t include this, but in the full article there is mention of a brewing trough that the archaeologists reckon could have held up to 400 gallons of beer. Maybe Gobekli Tepe was just a big party spot. (I found that bit about the beer trough quoted in another article referencing the scientific paper.)
"hold muh beer..."
And a little YouTube video for those who who might be interested. How Beer Saved The World!
Sounds like an alcoholic to me.
A 400-gallon beer trough. Man, I gotta get one of those for the rumpus room. BTT.
Man... I remember opening cans with an opener like that. I was a kid and they were coke cans... but I hadn’t thought about that in years. Big hole to drink out of.. and smaller one for air. Wow...
Looks like I’ve got a lot of catching up to do :)
You drink that much beer and you're bound to lose track of time!
When I was a kid, practically every used car you bought came with a churchkey in the glove compartment, for the convenience of the new owner.
Which means guys have been doing stupid and dangerous stunts for 11,499 years. :)
“. . . that age figure should have been 11,000 years . . .”
11,000 years. Never gets old, does it?
Ich bin ein Biertrinker
...and women have been complaining about men drinking beer for just as long....
I remember being allowed to open a steel can with a church key all by myself (and doing it right) it as something of a rite of passage.
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.
“In heaven there is no beer
Thats why we drink it here
And when we are gone from here
Our friends will be drinking all the beer.”
I’m not so sure. Benjamin Franklin said that beer is proof that God loves us. Hopefully there’s lots of beer in heaven!
Some nights it sure seems that it has been that long...
actually 11,500 in the Near East wouldn’t be cave men, but nomads or small villages as in the case of Gobekli
Nomads with beer guts.
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