Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption is found in Britain


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

The team identified milk protein entombed in dental plaque 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.

This could suggest they processed the raw milk into cheese, yoghurt or some other fermented product.

This would have reduced its lactose content, making it more palatable.

The team members scraped samples of plaque off the teeth, separated the different components within it and analysed them using mass spectrometry.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49650806
 
Curious Cdn
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Those lovely breasts that women have are the earliest evidence of milk consumption that I can think of.

They bear further detailed examination, too.
 
Jinentonix
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Saw an interesting program earlier about the Viking travels and making it to Newfoundland. One day the Native people were friendly towards them, the next day they were some pissed off. Seems that in a gesture of friendship the Vikings offered the Natives some milk. Unfortunately, since they had never been exposed to anything other than mother's milk, it turns out they were lactose intolerant but thought the Vikings tried to poison them.
 
Twin_Moose
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To think it is now a protected industry
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Those lovely breasts that women have are the earliest evidence of milk consumption that I can think of.
They bear further detailed examination, too.

They are talking about people of all ages drinking milk from other mammals.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

They are talking about people of all ages drinking milk from other mammals.

Really?

People do that?

Don't the animals get upset when you suckle from them?

Must be a British thing.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

People do that?



Well we do in England. I don't know what you foreigners do. Though judging by the weird things you eat and drink it wouldn't surprise me if Canadians drink cancerous slug semen instead of cows' milk.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Well we do in England. I don't know what you foreigners do. Though judging by the weird things you eat and drink it wouldn't surprise me if Canadians drink cancerous slug semen instead of cows' milk.

The Wogs start at Calais, Blackleaf.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The Wogs start at Calais, Blackleaf.

The French are sending them over to here because they don't want them.

But I fail to see what wogs have got to do with early milk consumption.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The French are sending them over to here because they don't want them.
But I fail to see what wogs have got to do with early milk consumption.

Well, it's about what foreigners drink ...
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Well, it's about what foreigners drink ...


Yeah. Eh Toe, a Burmese guy in work (a fellow picker/man-up truck driver), went round the canteen yesterday evening trying to show loads of us a video on his phone of him and his mates in Burma slitting a cow's throat and then drinking its fresh, warm, blood.


I declined to look at the video (to a load of abuse. "You f"cking English bastard etc etc", followed by me reminding him that he should show more respect to his host nation and explaining to him that folk like him are one reason I voted for Brexit). As I sat there eating normal (British) food (fish and chips) I just thought: "Savage foreigners."


What's wrong with you people?
 
MHz
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You spelled 'semen' wrong.