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Archaeologists Find 1,000 Year-Old Shamanic Drug Cocktail in Bolivian Andes

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Archaeologists have discovered an astonishing stash of powerful drugs in a 1,000-year-old leather pouch buried in a cave deep in the Bolivian Andes. The pouch, made from three foxes’ snouts stitched together, has shown traces of a number of plant-based psychoactive substances, including the earliest known evidence of an ayahuasca ceremony.

The University of Berkeley led the expedition and analysis, with head archaeologist Melanie Miller announcing: “This is the . . .

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