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STUDY SAYS THE INVENTION OF BEER LED TO RISE OF CIVILIZATION…….

The philospher, blogger, commentator and Counterjihad activist, Fjordman sends the Tundra Tabloids the following story, which might help explain the drive our ancestors had in cultivating the land, which eventually led to the rise of Western civilization. In short, the invention of beer. Fjordman had filed a report with the TT last April of this year on the hearty beverage, which is worth the time to check out, for it explores exactly what the following article is all about, prehistoric beer. KGS

H/T Fjordman


Beer Lubricated the Rise of Civilization, Study Suggests

May beer have helped lead to the rise of civilization? It’s a possibility, some archaeologists say.

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, said archaeologist Brian Hayden at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

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