Early Iron Age and Late Mediaeval malt finds from Germany—attempts at reconstruction of early Celtic brewing and the taste of Celtic beer

@article{Stika2011EarlyIA,
  title={Early Iron Age and Late Mediaeval malt finds from Germany—attempts at reconstruction of early Celtic brewing and the taste of Celtic beer},
  author={Hans-Peter Stika},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={41-48}
}
  • Hans-Peter Stika
  • Published 5 January 2011
  • History
  • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
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