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Up being beer was not invented but discovered cereal

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up being successful/superpowers) Beer was not invented, but discovered Cereal grains have a long “shelf life” - being able to be stored for months, even years. You make beer by crushing up the grains and letting them soak in water for a long time. They first used cereal grain for soup SOURCE- Archeologists
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With their massive supply of cereal grain, the mesopotamians started creating tools and techniques to collect, process and store grain. It was a longer process, but they did it in order to have a large food supply if there were ever a food shortage in the future. Baskets, blades, grind stones, and pits were some of the many tools they used Cereal grains encouraged people to stay in the same place rather than be nomadic SOURCE - A experiment done in the 60’s An archeologist used a flint bladed sickle to see how efficiently a prehistoric family could harvest wild grains. In one hour, he gathered 2lbs of grains +. If a family worked for 8 hours a day for 3 weeks, that would provide enough grain to grant each family member over 1lb of grain a day for a year. In order to maintain such a bountiful food supply, villagers would have to stay in the areas where the grains grow, which is why nomads switched to a more settled lifestyle. Because of the large food supply, people settled permanently settled along the east coast of the mediteranian 50 huts in each village - 200-300 ppl Mainly a plant based diet, but still hunted Grains soaked in water became sweet - moistened grain creates enzymes which turns the starch into sugar - barley produces the most enzymes Grool left sitting around becomes fizzy and pleasantly intoxicating - wild yeasts from the air fermented the grain into alcohol, hence, beer. Beer was the only alcoholic beverage at the time whose ingredients were bountiful year long They found out how to make a variety of beers that had different strengths and flavors for different occasions.
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