Alcohol's Neolithic Origins Brewing Up a Civilization

Did our Neolithic ancestors turn to agriculture so that they could be sure of a tipple? US Archaeologist Patrick McGovern thinks so. The expert on identifying traces of alcohol in prehistoric sites reckons the thirst for a brew was enough of an incentive to start growing crops.
Photo Gallery: The Ancient Art of Brewing
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Photo Gallery: The Ancient Art of Brewing