Scientists analysing 9,000-year-old pots from China found evidence that they were used to hold beer. Photo: Handout
Scientists analysing 9,000-year-old pots from China found evidence that they were used to hold beer. Photo: Handout

Scientists find 9000-year-old Chinese pots were probably used to drink beer

  • The team analysed 20 pots and found evidence of fermentation, suggesting they were used to hold ‘rice beer’
  • The pottery was found near a burial pit, and the scientists think beer was part of funerary rituals

Scientists analysing 9,000-year-old pots from China found evidence that they were used to hold beer. Photo: Handout
Scientists analysing 9,000-year-old pots from China found evidence that they were used to hold beer. Photo: Handout
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