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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:46 AM

 

Archaeology: The milk revolution BY Andrew Curry

http://www.nature.com/news/archaeology-the-milk-revolution-1.13471

When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval...

...The mystery potsherds sat in storage until 2011, when Mélanie Roffet-Salque pulled them out and analysed fatty residues preserved in the clay. Roffet-Salque, a geochemist at the University of Bristol, UK, found signatures of abundant milk fats — evidence that the early farmers had used the pottery as sieves to separate fatty milk solids from liquid whey. That makes the Polish relics the oldest known evidence of cheese-making in the world...

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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:22 AM

1. K&R

Thanks for posting. European pre-history is hot. We've learned a lot in the last 30 years.

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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 03:19 PM

2. Yes we have. Just not yet enough to save Europe from itself and its banksters.

 

Learning how to make cheese may be what gets us through the next collapse...

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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 03:43 PM

3. In that event i recommend

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