• In the lab, a flask of coffee-colored liquid bubbles on a hot plate. It contains tiny fragments from an ancient Etruscan amphora found at the French dig McGovern had just...

    Dig, Drink, and Be Merry

    In the lab, a flask of coffee-colored liquid bubbles on a hot plate. It contains tiny fragments from an ancient Etruscan amphora found at the French dig McGovern had just…

  • Penn Museum and Penn Medicine Research Collaboration Yields First Promising Evidence for Efficacy of Medicinal Compounds Once Employed by Our Ancestors New biomolecular archaeological evidence backed up by increasingly sophisticated...

    Anticancer Activity Found in Herbal Additives of Ancient Alcoholic Beverages

    Penn Museum and Penn Medicine Research Collaboration Yields First Promising Evidence for Efficacy of Medicinal Compounds Once Employed by Our Ancestors New biomolecular archaeological evidence backed up by increasingly sophisticated…

  • In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, this book tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink.

    Uncorking the Past

    In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, this book tells the compelling story of humanity’s ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink.

  • Chateau Jiahu won the Gold Medal at the Great American Brew Fest in Colorado in 2009! Preserved pottery jars found in the Neolithic villiage of Jiahu, in Henan province,Northern China,...

    Chateau Jiahu

    Chateau Jiahu won the Gold Medal at the Great American Brew Fest in Colorado in 2009! Preserved pottery jars found in the Neolithic villiage of Jiahu, in Henan province,Northern China,…

  • Midas Touch won Bronze in Best Specialty Honey Beer category at the Great American Brew Fest in Colorado. Read more This recipe is based on an ancient Turkish recipe using...

    Midas Touch Wins Brew Fest

    Midas Touch won Bronze in Best Specialty Honey Beer category at the Great American Brew Fest in Colorado. Read more This recipe is based on an ancient Turkish recipe using…

  • 5,100 year old chemical evidence for ancient medicinal remedies is discovered in ancient Egyptian wine jars. New archaeochemical evidence, backed up by increasingly sophisticated scientific testing techniques, are pointing to...

    5,100 Year Old Egyptian Medicinal Wine

    5,100 year old chemical evidence for ancient medicinal remedies is discovered in ancient Egyptian wine jars. New archaeochemical evidence, backed up by increasingly sophisticated scientific testing techniques, are pointing to…