Join Us for Professor Hastorf's Lecture on the Archaeology of Beer

August 22, 2019

Join the Anthropology Department and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology for a lecture from Professor Christine Hastorf on the history of beer through an archaeological lens!

The Archaeology of Beer

Date & Time: August 22, 2019, 6-7:30 pm

Location: Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Sponsor: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

How long have people been making beer? Where did beer making traditions first begin? How do ancient beer making traditions compare to those in practice around the world today? This lecture is hosted alongside the Hearst Museum's current exhibit - Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances.

Christine A. Hastorf received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Director of the Archaeological Research Facility, and the McCown Archaeobotany Laboratory as well as Curator of South American Archaeology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum. Since 1992, she has directed the Taraco Archaeological Project on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Hastorf has conducted extensive, groundbreaking work involving paleoethnobotany, plant domestication, ritual, agricultural production, social relations, and the social archaeology of food. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Fryxell Award from the Society for American Archaeology.

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