The First Stoners?

Archaeologists in Western China recently (May 2019) discovered some incense burners as an ancient burial ground (Jirzankal cemetery) high in the rural Pamir mountains. These wooden incense burners were used to smoke Cannabis and are now the oldest evidence of humans using the plant. Following our article last month about the origin of the plant itself we now look at how it was first actually smoked and by who and where. (more…)