Ancient hallucinogens found in 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch

A small pouch has been found that may  contain the world’s earliest archaeological evidence for the consumption of Ayahuasca. The pouch was found during a 2010 archaeological dig in Cueva del Chileno, in what is now southwestern Bolivia.

An object was found that was first thought to be a shoe, but upon closer inspection, turned out to be a pouch that has contained traces of several psychoactive compounds, among which DMT and harmine, the active compounds in Ayahuasca.

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