The Archaeology of Cheese: Cattle, Strainers, Chemistry, and Genes
- Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Speaker: Peter Bogucki
The story of the earliest use of dairy products in prehistoric Europe weaves together archaeology, analytical chemistry, and genetics. During the sixth millennium BCE, Neolithic communities were making cheese. At roughly the same time, the genetic mutation to overcome lactose intolerance occurred. The emergence of dairying is a compelling example of the interplay between human cultural development and biological evolution.
Free and open to the public
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