Ancient Beer

thu29sep6:30 pmthu7:30 pmAncient BeerAn Andean Perspective6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Details

Archeologist and UW-Milwaukee Professor David B. Pacifico explores the history of beer from a pre-Columbian Andean perspective.

David discusses how chicha – Andean corn beer – was made in the ancient Andes by the Incas and their ancestors. He also explores the significance of chicha in rituals and everyday life for major Andean cultures. David presents how his discovery of the materials for making chicha at the ancient city of El Purgatorio helped him reconstruct social life in that pre-Columbian capital.

David has participated in research in Peru since 2001 and is now also the director of the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and UWM Art Collection in addition to being a practicing archaeologist and assistant professor of art history.

Please RSVP. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of the event, but you may call the library or email the organizer (below) on the day of an event to make a late reservation.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Delafield Public Library

500 Genesee Street


Jess Hurtgen

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