A cave discovered in 2007, in the Zagros mountain range in Armenia has been determined to contain the oldest known, almost complete, winemaking facility. Scientific examination by UCLA researchers has confirmed the find. The equipment has been dated to about 4100 BC making it over 6000 years old, the equipment included a wine press likely to have been used to ferment grapes, a vat that could hold approximately 50 litres of wine and potsherds with evidence of wine soaking on them. This find is approximately 1000 years older than the nearest comparable discovery. Archaeologists were able to identify a shallow basin made of pressed clay measuring about 1 m x 1 m surrounded by a thick rim as the Wine press in part because handfuls of grape seeds and the remains of pressed grapes surrounded the top of the basin.
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.