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Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization
Phys.org ^ | 1-10-2013 | John Sullivan

Posted on 01/12/2013 5:52:13 AM PST by Renfield

(Phys.org)—As a young archaeologist, Peter Bogucki based his groundbreaking theory on the development of Western civilization on the most ancient of human technology, pottery. But it took some of the most modern developments in biochemistry—and 30 years —finally to confirm he was right.

While working as director of studies at one of Princeton University's residential colleges in the 1980s, Bogucki theorized that the development of cheese-making in Europe—a critical indicator of an agricultural revolution—occurred thousands of years earlier than scientists generally believed. His insight, based on a study of perforated potsherds that Bogucki helped recover from dig sites in Poland, promised to change the scientific understanding of how ancient Western civilization developed.

Bogucki published his theory in a 1984 article in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. Although his detective work was extensive, it was impossible to prove the bits of pottery were the remains of a cheese maker, rather than some other type of strainer.

There the matter lay, until researchers at the University of Bristol used a new type of test to measure ancient molecular remnants embedded within the pottery....

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Food; History; Science
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; archaeology; cheese; cheesemaking; dietandcuisine; fromage; godsgravesglyphs


1 posted on 01/12/2013 5:52:20 AM PST by Renfield
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To: All

At Last! After 9 years on FR, I finally get to post an article using the “Cheese-Moose-Sister” keyword.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 5:53:20 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: SunkenCiv

PIng


3 posted on 01/12/2013 5:53:43 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield
I like cheese !

(bookmark for after shower)

4 posted on 01/12/2013 5:55:39 AM PST by tomkat (HELL NO)
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To: Renfield

“Blessed are the cheese makers. “

“This IS a cheese shop?”

Needed to get my python in.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:00:25 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows
In keeping with this morning's theme - "Cheese!"



Behold! A "marker" for civilization!

6 posted on 01/12/2013 6:01:15 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Renfield
Bogucki theorized that the development of cheese-making in Europe—a critical indicator of an agricultural revolution—occurred thousands of years earlier than scientists generally believed.

And shortly after the first Green Bay Packers fans were born.

7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:08:21 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Renfield

Cheeese Grommit!


8 posted on 01/12/2013 6:20:14 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Renfield
Blessed are the cheesemakers . . .


9 posted on 01/12/2013 7:08:16 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Renfield
“Cheese-Moose-Sister” keyword.

But you forgot the "turophile" ping-list...

10 posted on 01/12/2013 8:19:33 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: dljordan

11 posted on 01/12/2013 9:10:55 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Renfield

Cheese-making is a mark of civilization? Can cutting the cheese be far behind?


12 posted on 01/12/2013 9:27:39 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Renfield
cheese-making, a marker for civilization

"Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products."

13 posted on 01/12/2013 10:31:04 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; Renfield

14 posted on 01/12/2013 11:24:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh.

You are in such trouble now.

;D


15 posted on 01/12/2013 11:26:07 AM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Salamander

Guess I’d better cheese it. ;^)


16 posted on 01/12/2013 11:27:28 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Blessed are the cheese makers.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 11:28:46 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://nazareth.patch.com/articles/business-of-the-week-calandras-italian-cheese


18 posted on 01/12/2013 11:38:16 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Be careful visiting - they’re in the PA.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 11:42:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Renfield

Go Green Bay Packers! Love the cheese heads but loathe head cheese. ick


20 posted on 01/12/2013 1:57:55 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield. Someone should do some excavation in Cheddar Gorge...

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 5:11:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Renfield

It was gouda you to post this.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 9:27:25 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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