Prehistoric high times: Early humans used magic mushrooms, opium

February 4, 2015 1:26 PM

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Prehistoric high times: Early humans used magic mushrooms, opium

Opium, "magic" mushrooms and other psychoactive substances have been used since prehistoric times all over the world, according to a new review of archaeological findings.

The evidence shows that people have been consuming psychoactive substances for centuries, or even millennia, in many regions of the world, said Elisa Guerra-Doce, an associate professor of prehistory at the University of Valladolid in Spain, who wrote the review.

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