New Technique Detects Opiate Residue in Bronze Age Jug — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

YORK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that a team of researchers led by Rachel Smith of the University of York developed a technique to detect traces of an opium alkaloid in a 3,500-year-old base-ring jug held in the collections of the British Museum. Such jugs are shaped like the seed head of the opium poppy, and were…

via New Technique Detects Opiate Residue in Bronze Age Jug — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

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