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7,200-Year-Old Traces of Cheese Have Been Discovered in Cute Animal Pots
science alert ^ | 6 SEP 2018 | MIKE MCRAE

Posted on 09/06/2018 3:14:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Residue on 7,200 year old pottery found in Croatia has pushed back the dawn of cheese making in the Mediterranean.

The find resets the timeline of agriculture in the region, with fermented dairy products being made a mere five centuries after milk was first stored. But its innovation was more than just a culinary milestone for dairy connoisseurs – it could have been a life saver.

Archaeological data shows people have been growing crops and raising livestock in the region for roughly 8,000 years.

Impressed Ware, named for the simple shell-like impressions used to decorate the clay. They form one of the earliest forms of pottery in the area.

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Within centuries, Impressed Ware gave way to a variety of pottery fashions. One fancy example is called Danilo, often inscribed with designs that link it with other cultures across the Mediterranean.

This was a little like the Tupperware of the area, with plates and bowls and storage containers. Interestingly, specific types of Danilo pottery have been associated with certain foods.

The highly polished Figulina type, for example, makes up just five percent of all Danilo pottery in the area, but always contains traces of milk. McClure and her team investigated another type of Danilo pottery, called Rhyta. They tend to be round, have little feet, and are often shaped like people or animals.

Analysis of the carbon isotopes on the inner surface of unwashed Rhyta pottery sherds indicated many had been used to hold not only milk products, but dairy of a more fermented variety, such as cheese and yoghurt.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Food; History
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1 posted on 09/06/2018 3:14:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

Pottery ping


2 posted on 09/06/2018 3:15:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Fromunda? 😷
3 posted on 09/06/2018 3:18:55 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: BenLurkin
"I hope you've got good plumbing.
I've been eating a lot of cheese lately.
I just can't get enough cheese." - Uncle Buck


4 posted on 09/06/2018 3:19:30 PM PDT by DannyTN (uit)
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To: BenLurkin
"I'm sorry, not a trace left, sir."


5 posted on 09/06/2018 3:21:18 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

Do the pots have pictures of Mööse on them?


6 posted on 09/06/2018 3:21:38 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: BenLurkin
I'll have mine with some wine...


7 posted on 09/06/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: BenLurkin
"And those are just SOME of the benefits of an all-cheese diet."
8 posted on 09/06/2018 3:43:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Leave the job, leave the clearance. It should be the same rule for the Swamp as for everyone else.)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 09/06/2018 3:54:55 PM PDT 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: BenLurkin

Must be from the Wisconsonian Period.


10 posted on 09/06/2018 4:00:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: BenLurkin
This stuff is probably the ultimate hard cheese.

Irrelevant quiz: "Hard cheese on Tony." Name that novel.

11 posted on 09/06/2018 5:09:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Kill-googl,TWITR,FACBK,NYT,WaPo,Hlywd,CNN,NFL,BLM,CAIR,Antifa,SPLC,ESPN,NPR,NBA)
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To: BenLurkin

Any crackers?


12 posted on 09/06/2018 5:24:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
The find resets the timeline of agriculture in the region, with fermented dairy products being made a mere five centuries after milk was first stored.
Ew! Making cheese with 500 year old milk?!? ;^) Thanks BenLurkin.

13 posted on 09/06/2018 6:16:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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From "cute animal pots" to this:


14 posted on 09/06/2018 6:42:02 PM PDT by Rio (I was deplorable when deplorable wasn't cool.)
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To: BenLurkin

Where there was ancient cheese there must have been ancient pizza.


15 posted on 09/11/2018 8:30:05 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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