There’s undoubtably a strong connection between the production and consumption of alcohol and the development of civilization. This thesis by Charles Riseley of the University of Oslo examines the importance of alcoholic drinks in the Viking Age. Odin forsake food for wine, shouldn’t that be enough for all of us!

https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/40697/Riseley-Master.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

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