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Revealing a 5,000-y-old beer recipe in China

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 74,943)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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241 news outlets
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22 blogs
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180 tweeters
facebook
15 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
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6 Google+ users
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76 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Revealing a 5,000-y-old beer recipe in China
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, May 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1601465113
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jiajing Wang, Li Liu, Terry Ball, Linjie Yu, Yuanqing Li, Fulai Xing, Wang, Jiajing, Liu, Li, Ball, Terry, Yu, Linjie, Li, Yuanqing, Xing, Fulai

Abstract

The pottery vessels from the Mijiaya site reveal, to our knowledge, the first direct evidence of in situ beer making in China, based on the analyses of starch, phytolith, and chemical residues. Our data reveal a surprising beer recipe in which broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum), barley (Hordeum vulgare), Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi), and tubers were fermented together. The results indicate that people in China established advanced beer-brewing technology by using specialized tools and creating favorable fermentation conditions around 5,000 y ago. Our findings imply that early beer making may have motivated the initial translocation of barley from the Western Eurasia into the Central Plain of China before the crop became a part of agricultural subsistence in the region 3,000 y later.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 3%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Singapore 1 1%
Unknown 69 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 29%
Student > Master 16 21%
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Other 3 4%
Other 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 36%
Chemistry 12 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 11%
Arts and Humanities 7 9%
Unspecified 7 9%
Other 15 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#15
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#20
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