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Sandia labs researchers are using science (specifically gas chromatography and mass spectrometry) to analyze Native American pots from the American Southwest. The 'belief', not facts based, of archeologists that Europeans introduced fermented beverages aka alcohol to the Native Americans is probably faulty. Historical evidence for fermented beverages exist for surrounding native groups around the North American continent. Further information is now found in many places around the internet. look for scientific investigations.

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