Ancient Sieve Vessels Indicate Humans First Began Making Cheese More Than 7,000 Years Ago
CREDIT: Melanie Salque, Bristol University
Scientists led by the University of Bristol have uncovered fragments of ancient sieve vessels that indicates human first began making cheese over 7,000 years ago. Some of the fragments found were part of a sieve vessel that would have been close in shape to modern cheese strainers. The researchers used lipid biomarker and stable isotope analysis that found milk residues on the ancient pottery fragments.
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