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They don’t make wine presses like they used to…

Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia.

The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery, the researchers reported on Tuesday in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

via At 6,000 years old, wine press is oldest yet found – Yahoo! News.


January 11, 2011 - Posted by | archeology

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