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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tequila, Cocaine, and Ancient Mummies

Tobacco and various hallucinogenic drugs were smoked all over the Americas as early as 5000 BC, in shamanistic rituals. Traces of cocaine and tobacco, plants only to have existed in the Americas prior to Columbus, were found in some Egyptian mummies.

Robert Sepehr is an author, producer, and anthropologist specializing in linguistics, archeology, and paleobiology (archeogenetics). READ: Species with Amnesia: Our Forgotten History

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