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The real Paleo diet: new archaeological evidence changes what we thought about how ancient humans prepared food

By Ceren Kabukcu, Research Associate in Archaeology, University of Liverpool
We humans can’t stop playing with our food. Just think of all the different ways of serving potatoes – entire books have been written about potato recipes alone. The restaurant industry was born from our love of flavouring food in new and interesting ways.

My team’s analysis of the oldest charred food remains ever found show that jazzing up your dinner is a human habit dating back at least 70,000 years.

Imagine ancient people sharing a meal. You would be forgiven for picturing people tearing into raw ingredients…The Conversation

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