The pouch was sewn together from three fox snouts. Chemical analysis showed it contained residues of a number of psychoactive substances including ayahuasca, bufotenin (bufotenine), benzoylecgonine, cocaine, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), harmine, and possibly psilocin. The authors say the pouch indicates “…the use of multiple psychoactive plants associated with a sophisticated botanical knowledge system among ritual specialists (shamans) during pre-Columbian times.”
Scientists Find 1,000 Year Old Shaman Pouch Containing Traces of Psychedelics
The 1,000 year old ritual bundle was found in the Andes.