..20 ceramic, 10- to 15-gallon (38- to 57-litre) vats were found at the site some 8,000 feet up in the mountains of southern Peru
ceramic "kegs" :-]
The "Coors" of their day.
The Wari civilization thrived from about A.D. 700 to 1000, conquering all of what is modern Peru before swiftly and mysteriously declining.
Ya don't think maybe it was the chicha?
posted on 07/30/2004 3:01:40 PM PDT
(Semper Fi ... "The terrorists will be defeated, there can be no other option" - Colin Powell)
Chicha is nasty. It is made by peasant women who chew up corn which they spit into a vat where it is left to ferment.
The site appears to have been destroyed in a closing rite. The Wari burned the structures, threw their mugs into the embers and laid down a half-dozen necklaces of semiprecious stones as they left, said Moseley.
Them Pre-Incans knew how to throw a kegger. Prolly make Animal House look tame. What it must have been like! Kick back, make a sacrifice or two and drink some good old chicha. It doesn't get much better than that.
posted on 07/30/2004 3:05:11 PM PDT
(Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
posted on 07/30/2004 3:05:51 PM PDT
(Those are not classified documents inadvertently shoved down my pants. I'm happy to see you!)
"said the halls "become a place where politics are negotiated and economic decisions are made." "
And we sit here and say bad things about Teddy Kennedy. Look at the great traditions he is carrying on!
posted on 07/30/2004 3:13:32 PM PDT
Last year University of Florida archeologists
discovered what they think are halls for
"ritual intoxication" at Cerro Baul, where Wari
noblemen apparently feasted and drank.
How far is the Kennedy Compound from U of F?
Who is funding this research?
posted on 07/30/2004 3:13:39 PM PDT
by Cyber Ninja
(His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
Dang, those guys really WERE civilized. Maybe that's what Cortez was actually looking for!!
posted on 07/30/2004 3:17:16 PM PDT
To: NormsRevenge; blam
posted on 07/30/2004 3:18:31 PM PDT
(In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
Williams said each nobleman would have consumed up to 2.6 gallons (10 litres) of chicha per ceremony.
They must have had kidneys like a plow horse.
What! No "Hold ma beer!" alert?
posted on 07/30/2004 3:21:48 PM PDT
(Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
Mmmmm! Incan spittle beer! Tastes great--less filling!
The brewery is thought to have produced "chicha," an alcoholic drink derived at the time mainly from a berry of the molle pepper plant. Modern chicha is made from corn.
That would burn in more ways (and places) than one.
posted on 07/30/2004 3:25:14 PM PDT
Bet it wasn't lite beer either.
To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; ChefKeith
"Williams said each nobleman would have consumed up to 2.6 gallons (10 litres) of chicha per ceremony."
Geez we're getting wimpy these days, I don't think anyone can drink that much. ??
And, to top it off Tony Stewart the sometimes tough guy just said after qualifying he wanted Krispy Kreme doughnuts to sponsor him!!
posted on 07/30/2004 3:31:39 PM PDT
(aka Coco~~~~~~>Freeping & Nascar >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How Bad Have You Got It????)
archeologists discovered what they think are halls for "ritual intoxication"
Any excuse for a party goes back a long, long way.
posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:42 PM PDT
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