A Mini Timeline of Ancient Foods

See on Scoop.itHistorical gastronomy

DATELINE: 21K BCE………………………….SUBJECT: When did man first start grinding grains into cereal?

Old thinking was 10K BCE, but archaeologists at hunter-gatherer site Ohalo II in Israel turned up cereal grindings–mostly grass seeds including wild barley and emmer wheat–and burned stones that indicate these early peoples were making and baking bread long before they learned how to cultivate cereal grasses on their own. (Nature, reported in The Economist, 8/7/04) …

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