October 2 lecture on “The Archaeology of Beer”

We are pleased to announce the first speakerĀ of our 2015-2016 lecture series, Dr. Christine Hastorf of the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hastorf will lecture on “The Archaeology of Beer”.

Beer brewing and drinking are old traditions. Some archaeologists think that Near Eastern cereals were domesticated due to the desire to have the grain for beer, rather than the traditional bread. Even if this is not strictly true, we do have growing evidence of beer brewing in the archaeological record from around the world. Some of these examples, from Egypt and Peru, will be presented to illustrate how ubiquitous such a tradition has been.

The lecture will be held at the Folk Hall Auditorium (150 E. Exchange Street) at the University of Akron. The lecture will start at 7:00pm and is free and open to the public. There will be coffee and light refreshments at 6:30pm in the foyer prior to the lecture if you would like to meet the speaker. We hope you can join us!

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