Skip to comments.Analysis confirms dairy farming in prehistoric Finland
Posted on 08/02/2014 9:04:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
By comparing the residues found in the walls of cooking pots from two separate eras and cultures, dating to circa 3900 BC to 3300 BC and circa 2500 BC, the more recent pottery fragments showed evidence of milk fats.
This coincided with the transition from a culture of hunting and fishing relying mainly on marine foods to the arrival of Corded Ware settlements which we now know saw the introduction of animal domestication.
Lead author Dr Lucy Cramp, from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Bristol University, said: This is remarkable evidence which proves that four and a half thousand years ago, Stone Age people must have been foddering and sheltering domesticated animals over harsh winters, in conditions that even nowadays we would find challenging.
The results also drew a connection between the Corded Ware farming settlers who were likely to have been genetically different to the hunting and fishing communities and modern day Finns.
Fellow researcher Dr Volker Heyd added: Our results show a clear link between an incoming pre-historic population, milk drinking and the ability to digest milk in adulthood still visible in the genetic distribution of modern Finland, which remains one of the highest consumers of dairy products in the world.
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but but Louisi Farraklown says europeans were living like monkeys back then???
For some reason, Europeans moving into America or Australia are never described this way.
Ah ha! So dairy should be included in the paleo diet after all! :-)
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“Screwy Louie”was looking in the mirror again???
Louie does display a particularly well honed ability to Project doenst he
I guess Dr. Cramp never heard of the Sami. My mother's side of family are Finns, actually Sami. They immigrated from Finland to Minnesota in the early 1890's and became dairy farmers. Previously they were reindeer herders ... And guess where the got their milk. This was in a time before electricity, combustion engines, chainsaws, tractors and other "necessities" of today. I suspect the Sami had been living that way for a very long time and it would be news to them it wasn't that way for a very long time.
Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe
Interesting this is so in a non-Indo-European area.