Monday, November 25, 2013

Ancient & Alcoholic

How cool is this: scientists present findings from a massive northern Israel wine cellar that dates back to 1700 BC.

One of the interesting things, as the NPR article points out, is that the many jugs found held wine of the exact same recipe, suggesting at least some level of standardization.

I'd love to read more about what this says about that local area and their social patterns. Were the owners of the wine throwing parties? Charging guests? Producing to sell? I'm so curious about how people in the past socialized - and this seems full of clues.

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