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Film Description: Dr. Pat McGovern of the Penn Museum's Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory recently. In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, Uncorking the Past tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern. What makes us human? Patrick E. McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages.


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UNCORKING THE PAST DOWNLOAD


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The earliest alcoholic beverage from China and the chocolate beverage from Honduras, as well as a mixed drink served at the King Midas funerary feast, have been re-created by Dogfish Head Brewery, shedding light on how our ancestors made them. McGovern is the scientific director of the Uncorking the past Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, where he is also an adjunct professor of anthropology.

Over the past two decades, he has pioneered the exciting interdisciplinary field of biomolecular archaeology, which is yielding whole new chapters concerning our human ancestry, medical practice, and ancient cuisines and beverages. He is the author of Ancient Wine: Humans also learned how to make mead from honey and wine from exotic fruits of all kinds-even from the sweet pulp of the cacao chocolate fruit in the New World.

Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E.

Uncorking the Past

McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we uncorking the past know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages across cultures. His books include Ancient Wine: From the earliest times, people the world over have felt the urge to drink alcohol and applied themselves to finding ways to produce prodigious amounts of it.

The purpose of the erudition is to discover the origins of alcoholic beverages and their ancient production, nature, and function. It is an ambitious agenda to say the least, but no one uncorking the past better qualified than McGovern to undertake such a task.

He takes us on an engrossing, multifaceted journey through the complex relationships between human cultures and alcoholic beverages of all kinds.