The Egtved Girl’s beer barkbucket from bronze age- Denmark In the Egtved Girl’s coffin a bark bucket was found. When the contents of the bucket were analysed it became clear that it had contained a fermented drink – probably beer sweetened with honey. The drink was made from cowberries or cranberries. Wheat grains, remains of bog myrtle and large quantities of pollen (including lime pollen) were also found.
This is what it was like to be a girl 3,400 years ago
If you think it's hard being a girl today, try growing up in 1370 B.C.E. New research from scientists in Denmark recently revealed more about the life of the 3400-year-old Egtved Girl—thought to be between the ages of 16 and 18 at her death—whose teeth, brain, nails, and skin were discovered in 1921 by archaeologists. The now-extensive details of the Egtved Girl's life mark the first time scientists were able to precisely track the movements of an unknown ancient person. And as it turns…
Prehistoric pop culture: Deciphering the DNA of the Bell Beaker Complex - Current Archaeology
More than 4,500 years ago, a hugely popular cultural phenomenon – today known as the Bell Beaker Complex – captured the prehistoric imagination, flourishing across much of Europe. Archaeologists are still deliberating over how this Complex, first identified in the 19th century, developed so quickly and effectively. Now the largest ancient DNA study to-date has shed revolutionary new light on the question, with surprising implications for our understanding of ancient populations –…