Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages (Clip 1)

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Video

Mark Cartwright
by Getty Museum
published on 19 February 2016

June 4, 2011, The Getty Villa

Clip 1: A Fermented Mixed Drink with the "Midas Touch"

In three highlight clips from this public lecture, Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, explains the biomolecular archaeological approach behind the discovery of some of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. He shares how he and Dogfish Head Brewery recreated a mixed fermented beverage served at the King Midas funerary feast, the earliest alcoholic beverage from China, and a chocolate beverage from Honduras, shedding light on how our ancestors made them.

Clip 2: The World's Earliest Alcoholic Beverage from Jiahu, China
http://youtu.be/joepWw-knSk

Clip 3: A Fermented Cacao Beverage from Central America
http://youtu.be/BosjswZ_zKw

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Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages (Clip 1). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/749/uncorking-the-past-ancient-ales-wines-and-extreme/

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