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Bread baked 30,000 years ago.

Baking bread is so easy, even a caveman can do it.  Looks like Bedrock had bread rocks.

Researchers from the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Early History have found evidence at sites in Italy, Russia, and the Czech Republic that 30,000 years ago, man's ancestors were making bread from stone-ground grains, pushing the timeline for flour-making back 10,000 years earlier than the previously estimate.  They believe they used the flour to make flatbreads from flour and water that they baked on hot rocks like in the photo at left.  The evidence shows that the paleolithic diet was not as exclusively meaty as thought, and there was enough grain available to harvest for regular consumption.  I don't know if it's enough to suggest that they were growing crops then, though.

Reuters article.

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donwiss
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Misinformation travels fast!
If you actually read the article you would see that no grains were harvested at all. None. The abstract refers to small particles of starch rather than cereal grains; of the nine plants mentioned one is a seed, the rest roots and bulbs.
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