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Traces of dairy fat in ancient ceramic fragments suggest that people have been making cheese in Europe for up to 7,500 years. In the tough days before refrigerators, early dairy farmers probably devised cheese-making as a way to preserve, and get the best use out of, milk from the cattle that they had begun to herd.
Peter Bogucki, an archaeologist at Princeton University in New Jersey, was in the 1980s among the first to suspect that cheese-making might have been afoot in Europe as early as 5,500 bc
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
I wonder who, how and why some "cave man" decided that mixing milk with stomach goop would be a good idea??
Originally posted by homeskillet
maybe they used dinosaur stomachs
Originally posted by SpearMint
We weren't "cave men", we had agriculture by then
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by SpearMint
Hence why, I imagine, he put it in quote marks. It is also clear we had agriculture and domesticated animals, as it is otherwise quite prohibitive trying to milk a wild animal......
What is amazing is that this find pre-dates previous assumptions about when we thought farming began by quite some time.
Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
YA........OR just because they are scientists doesn't mean know everything especially regarding carbon dating.