Old jar suggests new wine theory

Chatterjee, Pratap
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p23
Reports on Virginia Badler of the University of Toronto's presentation of a Persian amphora excavated at Godin Tepe in the Zagros mountain of western Iran, at a meeting of wine experts at the Robert Mondavi winery in northern California. Age of the art of wine making according to results of chemical tests; Origin of the jar from the Sumerian Uruk civilization; Results of Badler and her colleagues' infrared spectroscopic analysis of a red stain found on the bottom and on one side of the jar.


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