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A brief history of alcohol - Rod Phillips

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Nobody knows exactly when humans began to create fermented beverages. The earliest known evidence comes from 7,000 BCE in China, where residue in clay pots has revealed that people were making an alcoholic beverage from fermented rice, millet, grapes, and honey. So how did alcohol come to fuel global trade and exploration? Rod Phillips explores the evolution of alcohol.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Educator Rod Phillips
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Storyboard Artist Anton Bogaty
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
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Though alcohol is harmful for health, the positive side of it is, is also used as medicines.
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Many parts of the world made the alcohol part of everyday life for some authorities perceived positive like Greek physicians considered wine to be good for health for some people abuse the alcohol.
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When listening to the video about the evolution of the alcohol, I didn't understand what was the real reason for use, whether it was for health, fun, social event, or all of them together, but its history in very interesting.
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probably for companies if, for the human being, it can be its destruction
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ı wait different history
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in my opinion
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alcohol is is is is is the the
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Meet The Creators

  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Educator Rod Phillips
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Storyboard Artist Anton Bogaty
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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