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Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series (VIRTUAL)

"Social Complexity and Communal Feasting with Beer in Neolithic North China" by Dr. Li Liu, Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University

Event Details

Friday, April 9, 2021
12-1 p.m.
This talk will focus on the social function of beer in the Neolithic Yangshao culture of north China (7000-5000 BP). I will discuss several lines of archaeological data related to beer production and consumption: beer brewing methods, changing forms of fermentation vessels (amphora), settlement layouts, intensification of millet cultivation, and unprecedented population expansion of Yangshao farming communities.