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Subject:  OT - Cheese made 7,000 years ago Date:  12/13/2012  9:24 AM
Author:  tim443 Number:  411180 of 479911

I'm always amused that the findings of accomplishments of our ancestors always seems to be a surprise.

While they lacked many of the things that we enjoy they were certainly able to use their brains to observe natural things around them and pass the information around. I can't imagine they would waste such an obvious food source without at least trying to make something of it?

Many Europeans are somewhat surprised at North Americans adults milk consumption. One Belgian that used to join us for lunch at the "mess hall" would always ask me why I drank milk, I told him that it was because it always seemed to fascinate him. }};-D

Tim

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/cheese-1st-made-humans-7-000-years-...

Cheese 1st made by humans 7,000 years ago, study says

CBC – 20 hours ago.. .

Scientists have found the first clear evidence that humans made cheese more than 7,000 years ago in prehistoric Europe.

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol in the U.K., analyzed fatty acids extracted from unglazed pottery found at archeological sites in Poland, and determined the vessels were used for dairy products.

"The presence of milk residues in sieves, which look like modern cheese-strainers, constitutes the earliest direct evidence for cheese-making," said Melanie Salque, a PhD student from the University of Bristol, in a statement.

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But testing conducted by researchers at the University of Brist