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Archeological specimens of peyote buttons from along the Rio Grande are dated to this period, suggesting that ancient civilizations recognized the hallucinogenic power of mescaline.
Melanie J. Miller, Juan Albarracin-Jordan, Christine Moore and José M. Capriles via PNAS, Getty Images
A leather bag used by a shaman in what’s now southwest Bolivia is considered the oldest evidence of ritual ayahuasca use.
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