Archaeologists digging in a 5,000-year-old site in southern Egypt have unearthed 200 rough ceramic beer and wine jars
And most folks still think our earlier ancestors were "primitive!"
posted on 05/18/2005 7:05:03 PM PDT
A friend of mine has a theory about beer and wine being the true linchpins of civilization. He says that once humans learned how to ferment and drink alcoholic beverages, it influenced everything from agriculture, to law, to economics, to religion and morals.
If I can ever get him to deliver a concise, coherent version of this theory, I'll post it on a Booze ping...
posted on 05/18/2005 7:12:41 PM PDT
I want to be buried with my Belgian beer collection.
posted on 05/19/2005 3:56:37 AM PDT
(Philosophy chair at the University of Wallamalloo!!)
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