The Archaeology of Beer

Lecture | August 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join us for a lecture from Christine Hastorf, Ph.D. on the history of beer through an archaeological lens. How long have people been making beer? Where did beer making traditions first begin? How do ancient beer making traditions compare to those in practice around the world today? This lecture is hosted alongside the Hearst Museum's current exhibit - Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances.

Christine A. Hastorf received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Director of the Archaeological Research Facility, and the McCown Archaeobotany Laboratory as well as Curator of South American Archaeology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum. Since 1992, she has directed the Taraco Archaeological Project on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Hastorf has conducted extensive, groundbreaking work involving paleoethnobotany, plant domestication, ritual, agricultural production, social relations, and the social archaeology of food. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Fryxell Award from the Society for American Archaeology.


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