Friday, December 05, 2008

The more things change...

I dearly love archeology. Especially when it shows that as a group, we haven't changed much at all. Case in point? The world's oldest marijuana stash has been found. It's 2700 years old, and someone helpfully picked out all male plant parts (it's the female plants that are psychoactive), so it was very definitely intended for recreational, religious, or medicinal use. Or all three.

Interestingly, it was found in a tomb in China, belonging to a group of people known as the Gushi, thought to be a group of Celtic immigrants who settled in China. (I know from past research, their textiles say 'bronze age Europe', not 'iron age China'.)

Details here.

Sometimes it's good to be human, and know we're in good company. Hahahahahaha.


Alwen said...

"It's totally coriander, man."

heh heh heh heh

Amy Lane said...

That's HILARIOUS!!! And you know, sometime in Ancient China, a learned professor was walking by a tomb going, "What the hell is that smell?"

Okay--what in the hell is going on with the spamwords? hiltzine --it really does sound like a real word, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I told my husband, and he said, "HELL YEAH! Weed and guns, Chinese were the original gangsters."