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6,000 Year Old Dental Plaque Used To Reveal Earliest Evidence Of Milk Consumption

September 12, 2019
by BBC News


Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

The team identified milk protein entombed in calcified dental plaque (calculus) on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.

It shows that humans were consuming dairy products as early as 6,000 years ago – despite being lactose intolerant.

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