10 Famous Ancient Archaeological Wine Discoveries

Human beings have been drinking wine for thousands of years, leaving all manner of evidence behind. From literary and historical texts, to mythological and religious works, wine is ever-present on the page. Archaeologists have unearthed wine-related objects all across the world, though most have been found around the Mediterranean. In the past 25 years, aided by new technologies, archaeologists have found increasingly old evidence of human winemaking and consumption. Some of these finds go back so far — as in the Neolithic Era, which is the final period of the Stone Age! — that they’ve changed our views about early human civilizations. We’ve highlighted 10 famous archaeological sites and recovered objects that offer a broad, wine-related tour of the ancient world, starting all the way back in 7,000 BC.



Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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