Their argument is that Stone Age farmers were domesticating cereals not so much to fill their stomachs but to lighten their heads, by turning the grains into beer. That has been their take for more than 50 years, and now one archaeologist says the evidence is getting stronger.Signs that people went to great lengths to obtain grains despite the hard work needed to make them edible, plus the knowledge that feasts were important community-building gatherings, support the idea that cereal grains were being turned into beer,origins of beer to the journal Current Anthropology.said archaeologist Brian Hayden at Simon Fraser University in Canada. "Beer is sacred stuff in most traditional societies," said Hayden, who is planning to submit research on the
Friday, April 8, 2011
Beer and the Rise of Civilization
Here is an article that discusses the rise of civilization and the invention of beer. According to the author's the desire to drink beer is what motivated people to develop agriculture.
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