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Pottery Shards Found Near Tbilisi Hold Clues to Origin of Wine Industry

The eight shards, recovered from two sites about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tbilisi, are roughly 8,000 years old. That's some 600 to 1,000 years older than the previous record, revealed by a wine jar found in nearby Iran.

It's not the oldest sign of winemaking; other evidence shows that a beverage that mixed grape wine with rice beer and other ingredients was produced as long as 9,000 years ago in China.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 03:12:06 PM EST
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re: sui generis

A review of the book Kingdom of the Wicked which eurocentrists compare imperial innovation, or 1st century BCE industrial capacities to 18th century industrial capacities.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 03:17:48 PM EST
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Well, I suppose wine making, mead and cider, which all occur with or without the involvement of people, had to have been well established long before beer. All people add is a little centralisation, organisation and storage.

Beer doesn't happen by itself, things have to happen in a certain order. Of course, the process probably evolved from some abandoned porridge, but it is not a natural process.

So, although beer is known from 2 - 3,000 BCE, I'm not surprised wine has been around for a lot longer.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 05:31:07 PM EST
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