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Beer, Drugs and Power: Exploring Politics in the Ancient Andes

Featuring exciting new research into the use of hallucinogen-laced alcohol at the ancient Andean site of Quilcapampa, ROM’s Justin Jennings discusses how leaders of the Wari State (600 to 1000 CE) used feasting with psychoactive substances to consolidate and maintain power.

Event captured on February 15, 2022.