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Nicotine found in hair of Chilean mummies

Nicotine has been found in the hair of Chilean mummies dating back between 100 B.C. to 1450 A.D. Additionally, nicotine consumption occurred on a society-wide basis, irrespective of social status and wealth, researchers say. The finding refutes the popular view that the group living in this region smoked tobacco for just a

Native Americans smoked tobacco 1,000 years ago

A new study carried out by the University of California has revealed that hunter gatherers living in the Pacific Northwest 1,000 years ago were regularly smoking tobacco. "The study demonstrates that tobacco smoking was part of the northwestern California culture very early ... shortly after the earliest documented Pacific Northwest Coast

Tobacco found in Maya container

Archaeologists have found traces of nicotine inside a 1,300-year-old Mayan vessel. The approximately two-and-a-half-inch wide and high clay vessel bears Mayan hieroglyphics, reading “the home of his/her tobacco.” The vessel, part of the large Kislak Collection housed at the Library of Congress, was made around 700 A.D. in the region of

Artifacts found at Lawrence of Arabia campsite

Two tobacco tins and some other artifacts have been found at a campsite used by Lawrence of Arabia's army during the 1916-1918 Great Arab Revolt. The tins were discovered by archaeologists who have been surveying the Arab army site in Wuheida, southern Jordan, since it was discovered in November. They