2,000-year-old corpse found buried with his weed
If you thought no one could be more protective of their weed stash than your college roommate, chances are they’ve got nothing on this guy.
Archaeologists in northwest China uncovered a thirty-five-year-old man with Caucasian features who perished between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago with quite the collection of marijuana plants.
According to National Geographic:
Thirteen cannabis plants, each up to almost three feet long, were placed diagonally across the man’s chest, with the roots oriented beneath his pelvis and the tops of the plants extending from just under his chin, up and alongside the left side of his face…
This discovery adds to a growing collection of archaeological evidence showing that cannabis consumption was “very popular” across the Eurasian steppe thousands of years ago, says Jiang.
This isn’t the first time cannabis has been discovered in burial sites, and the condition of the plants and other evidence leads researchers to believe it was used for psychoactive purposes rather than for the fiber or as a food source.
High on archaeology.
Photo credit: Hongen Jiang