The hypothesis that the human search for altered states of consciousness through the intake of psychoactive plant sources has very ancient roots is repeatedly confirmed by archeological finds. The present review
Authors:José M. Rodríguez Arce and Marco A. Arce cerdas
al., 2001 ). However, for southern Central America, and specifically for Costa Rica, there is little documentary evidence of the use of psychoactive substances; it is mainly through the archeological record that the occurrence and relevance of such
( Zias et al., 1993 ). Bennett ( 2010 ) presents extensive evidence from literature, linguistics, and archeology in support of kaneh bosm being cannabis, and his theory has gained traction among ministers, rabbis, linguists, archeologists
this beverage to other psychoactive beverage traditions of South American prehistory. The lack of archaeological evidence for ayahuasca (as opposed to many other psychoactives) and relatively late accounts of ayahuasca in the early historical period
epoch that includes the time, roughly 200,000 years ago, when modern humans evolved looking anatomically the way we do now. Then there's archaeological evidence such as tools and bones. By observing the lives of modern-day hunter
the workings of the modern human mind ( Laland & Brown 2002 ).
As noted above, to the extent that we do think that we know anything about human sociality in ancestral environments, the available ethnographic and archeological data suggest