Donna wrote:However, let's not forget that brewing beer had a much more important purpose than getting pissed. It guaranteed safe drinking.
Do we know for sure what was in the Beaker People's beakers?
Boreades wrote:In the Og Valley, east of Avebury, there are several Roman Villa sites. Recent archaeological field work on one, at the head of the Og river, found that below the roman remains was a big Celtic Temple. i.e. the romans moved in and adopted what was already there.
That included a six-foot high malting oven i.e. a place for roasting barley to make beer, exactly where fresh clean water emerges from the chalk downs. Coincidentally this is also close to the Ridgeway Trail, exactly where it crosses the St.Michael/Dragon Line.
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