TITLE

Old jar suggests new wine theory

AUTHOR(S)
Chatterjee, Pratap
PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10491110

 

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