Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan [indicates] people began making bread . . . millennia before they developed agriculture"

SCMP:

The previous oldest evidence of bread came from a 9,100-year-old site in Turkey.

“We now have to assess whether there was a relationship between bread production and the origins of agriculture,” Arranz-Otaegui said. “It is possible that bread may have provided an incentive for people to take up plant cultivation and farming, if it became a desirable or much-sought-after food.”