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Subject: Re: OT - Cheese made 7,000 years ago Date: 12/14/2012 7:42 AM
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Prehistoric cheese-making ability discovered in pottery by Polish archaeologists

.By Scott Sutherland | Geekquinox – 14 hours ago.


...The history of cheese is actually a very important part of the development of our culture and society.

Tolerance of lactose in adult humans — called lactase persistence — is a relatively recent development, and at a time before this tolerance spread in the population, separating milk into low-lactose curds and high-lactose whey allowed early humans to carry and store a very convenient source of protein.

"Making cheese is a particularly efficient way to exploit the nutritional benefits of milk, without becoming ill because of the lactose,"...

..."This new finding is really definitive —beyond a reasonable doubt—that this utensil was used for cheese making."...
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