Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

So I just had a read of a Blog post HERE, check it out and let me know what you think. This is Proof that Marijuana has been used medicinally for 2700+ years! Its interesting to know that we are supporting and continuing a culture that has been around for thousands of years.

I wonder if its still good? Well I’m sure its not great after thousands of years getting stale. The tests said it was psychoactive, so maybe if you cooked it into some 2700 year old chinese pot cookies. This could be an interesting experience, opening a link to the past in a way only cannabis can.

Heres a quick look:

2,700 Year Old Cannabis sativa Discovered

Category: Archaeology
Posted on: March 28, 2009 12:20 PM, by afarensis, FCD

“An interesting paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany published back in December discusses the discovery of 2,700 Year Old Cannabis sativa. The discovery was made in the Yanghai tombs in China.

There are an estimated 2,500 tombs in the region that date to around 3200-2000 years BP. A number of the bodies are actually mummified. The tomb we are interested in has been given the designation M90.

The burial at Tomb M90

The burial is that of a 45 year old male. The grave goods included bridles, archery equipment, a harp, a leather basket, and a wooden bowl. Both the basket and the bowl were filled with vegetative matter – about 789 grams (~ 1 pound 11 ounces). Radiocarbon dating was performed and a calibrated date of 2,700 years BP was returned. Analysis of the vegetative material indicated it was Cannabis sativa. Furthing testing indicated it was psychoactive.”


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