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Chinese scientists say people smoked cannabis 2,500 years ago

0 22.07.2019 Инфо

M/S Chinese Academy of Sciences Professor Yang Yimin showing images on computer screen, Beijing
M/S Burner photos on screen
M/S Yang next to computer
M/S Images of burner on screen
M/S Images of burner on screen
M/S Images of burner on screen
M/S Images of burner on screen
SOT, Yang Yimin, Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mandarin): "We found some burnt stones inside the incense burners. And the inside of the incense burners and all the stones have black marks from burning. So we thought that they might have burned some special plant inside."
M/S Yang pointing at screen
C/U Data on screen
SOT, Yang Yimin, Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mandarin): "We proved the cannabis smoking for the first time by using scientific method. Also it is the earliest and the only evidence showing ancient people smoked cannabis."
M/S Burnt stone
M/S Yang
M/S M/S Burnt stones
M/S Burnt stones
C/U Burnt stone
M/S Cannabis
SOT, Yang Yimin, Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mandarin): "How did people smoke cannabis using these incense burners? It was not like how modern people smoke. They put the cannabis into the incense burners and heated the burnt stones inside the burners. Then they inhaled the smoke."
C/U Data on screen
M/S Machine conducting tests
C/U Machine conducting tests
W/S Machine conducting tests
M/S Yang next to computer
C/U Chemical compounds on computer screen
M/S Research centre exterior
SCRIPT
Incense burners were used for smoking cannabis 2,500 years ago, scientists from Beijing announced saying they discovered the earliest evidence of marijuana use by people.
The burners, found in the Altai Mountains on the China-Russia border, contained burnt stones and black marks from cannabis plants, as filmed on Monday.
"How did people smoke cannabis using these incense burners? It was not like how modern people smoke. They put the cannabis into the incense burners and heated the burnt stones inside the burners. Then they inhaled the smoke," said the study's lead analyst, Chinese Academy of Sciences Professor Yang Yimin.
The study, jointly conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, was able to confirm the use of cannabis by analysing the chemical compounds found in the burners.