How Neolithic, alcohol-fueled raves gave rise to civilization

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The surprising history and science of intoxication

Bacchanal (1625–1626) by Nicholas Poussin, Prado Museum (from Lluís Ribes Mateu, Flickr)

Humans evolved to strike deals over drinks

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Edward Slingerland

Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at UBC, author of Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization (June 2021)

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