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Early cheese making may have helped lactose-intolerant farmers spread

7 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The archaeological site of Pokrovnik during excavation with the modern village of Dalmatia, Croatia, in the background.
If you needed another reason not to lick the artifacts on your next trip to the museum, archaeologists have you covered; they've found chemical traces of 7,000-year-old cheese still stuck on ceramic containers from two Neolithic farming villages in Croatia.
This find is nothing like the 3,200-year-old chunk of cheese recently found in an Egyptian tomb ; after 7,000 years, all that's left is a microscopic residue on the inner surface of pottery fragments, once...
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