The craving for beer as the cause of civilization

January 17, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More

According to archaeologist Patrick McGovern, the craving for beer might have caused people to decide to start farming.   Humans turned from hunting and gathering to agriculture because of “our ancestors’ simple urge for alcoholic beverages.”  He points to evidence that humans were making beer as far back as 9,000 years ago.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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