What Was Brewing in the Natufian? An Archaeological Assessment of Brewing Technology in the Epipaleolithic
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95 *
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
It has long been speculated that increasing demands for cereals for the purposes of brewing beer led to domestication in the Near Eastern Natufian cultures. While the question of whether cereals were being used in beer production is an important issue, it has remained a difficult proposition to test. We present some new perspectives on traditional brewing techniques relevant to this issue, on archaeological remains, and on the paleoecology of the Near East. Taken together, these observations provide more compelling circumstantial evidence that makes it increasingly likely that brewing of beer was an important aspect of feasting and society in the Late Epipaleolithic.
Supplementary Material (0)
About this Article
- What Was Brewing in the Natufian? An Archaeological Assessment of Brewing Technology in the Epipaleolithic
Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Volume 20, Issue 1 , pp 102-150
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer US
- Additional Links
- Author Affiliations