22 January 2010

Revisionist prehistory: Booze created civilisation

Apparently, this archaeologist reckons the desire to get pissed on a regular basis was the driving force behind the agricultural revolution 11,000 years ago. 'Available evidence suggests that our ancestors in Asia, Mexico, and Africa cultivated wheat, rice, corn, barley, and millet primarily for the purpose of producing alcoholic beverages,' he says.

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