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24 January 2014

At http://sciencenordic.com/print/2958 … traces of wine in jars going back to 1100BC have been found in Denmark and Sweden, suggesting Norse people were trading with wine producers in central and southern Europe long before the era of the Vikings – when they were known to be a bit on the boozey side. It is known they drank an alcoholic brew made from berries, honey and barley but the new evidence seems to suggest wine was on the drinks menu for some. This was published in the Danish Journal of Archaeology and it is possible they have left unsaid the possibility that migrants from the south move into northern Europe after the 1159-41BC low growth tree ring event. The native brew probably has its roots in the first farmers and long predates 1100BC.

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