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The use of henbane (Hyoscyamus niger L.) as a hallucinogen at Neolithic ‘ritual’ sites: a re-evaluation

  • D. J. Long (a1), R. Tipping (a1), T. G. Holden (a2), M. J. Bunting (a3) and P. Milburn (a4)...

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Were drugs in use in prehistory? Recent claims for the use of hallucinogenic substances have been made, and caused a stir. However, new work on a Scottish Neolithic ceremonial site suggests archaeologists (and the media) may have been jumping to the wrong conclusions!

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