University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Ulrich Hartung

The Beginnings of Winemaking and Viniculture in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

By: Patrick E. McGovern and Ulrich Hartung and Virginia R. Badler and Donald L. Glusker and Lawrence J. Exner

The origins of winemaking and viniculture are shrouded in the mists of human prehistory. Scenarios of how wine might have been discovered, however, are easily conjured up. One can imagine a group of early humans foraging in a river valley, dense with vegetation. They are captivated by brightly colored berries hanging in large clusters from […]