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Brewing Beer in the Ancient World
January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm EST
1030 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80309 United States
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America, Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado Boulder
AIA Society: Boulder
Travis Rupp, University of Colorado – Boulder
The program will discuss origins of beer production in the ancient Near East and Egypt in conjunction with the rise of domestication and farming. It will cover how this industry grew and expanded into the Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome, and it will examine how beer developed in cultures biased against fermented grains. Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age.