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Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption
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Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.
The team identified milk protein entombed in dental plaque on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.
It shows that humans were consuming dairy products as early as 6,000 years ago - despite being lactose intolerant.
This could suggest they processed the raw milk into cheese, yoghurt or some other fermented product.
This would have reduced its lactose content, making it more palatable.

The team members scraped samples of plaque off the teeth, separated the different components within it and analyzed them using mass spectrometry.
They detected a milk protein called beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) in the tartar of seven individuals spanning early to middle Neolithic times.

I think that this is a very interesting discovery. Humans have always found ways to turn situations to their advantage. This shows how innovative the homo sapiens species is even as early as 6000 years ago.

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Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption - by Racheal Edoamen - 09-11-2019, 04:08 AM

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