Living History

Pottery find leads to recreation of 9000-year-old beer
July 21, 2010
The label for 9000-year-old Jiahu beer.
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An American brewery has recreated a 9000-year-old beer after analysing the insides of neolithic pottery found at a burial site in Henan province, in central China.
Chateau Jiahu, from the Dogfish Head Brewery in Del
Dr Patrick McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania, came across the pottery shards on a trip to China 10 years ago.
A mixed fermented wine of rice, honey and fruit was drunk in northern China more than a thousand years before the previously oldest-known fermented drinks, brewed in the Middle East.
In the past scientists relied on stylistic similarities of early pottery and bronze vessels to argue for the existence of a prehistoric fermented beverage in China.


1 comment:

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