Photo: Stone Age Milk Use Began 2,000 Years Earlier



Evidence of milk fat was found on ceramic vessels from late Stone Age sites across Turkey, southeastern Europe and the Middle East, researchers reported in August 2008.

Cow herders in northwest Turkey became the world's first dairy producers some 8,500 years ago, a new discovery of the ancient milk containers (above, similar pottery in Syria) shows.



Photograph courtesy Richard Evershed


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