November 15, 2005
Ancient Beer Bash

The Washington Post today carried this article summarizing the discovery of an ancient, and really weird, party held in what is now Peru:

About 1,000 years ago, an ancient tribe abandoned a settlement atop a mountain in what is now southern Peru, ceremonially destroying the outpost that may have been one of the continent's earliest diplomatic posts.
The outpost wasn't destroyed in battle, Moseley said, noting that a battle would have caused more damage to structures. What the researchers found was buildings with roofs that had been burned and ceramic vessels used at feasts that had been ritually smashed _ ending at the brewery which was destroyed last.

Smashing up a brewery... say it ain't so!

Posted by scott at November 15, 2005 10:04 AM

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