martes, 19 de octubre de 2010

Stone Age flour found across Europe

Starch residues on stone tools suggest early humans ate a balanced diet.
Once thought of as near total carnivores, early humans ate ground flour 20,000 years before the dawn of agriculture. Flour residues recovered from 30,000-year-old grinding stones found in Italy, Russia and the Czech Republic point to widespread processing and consumption of plant grain, according to a paper published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1

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