Culinary cavemen seasoned their food, study finds

08/21/2013 | Nature (free content)

Prehistoric cooks seasoned their meals, according to a study published in PLoS ONE. Researchers analyzed deposits inside cooking pots found at various sites in the Danish Straits, finding residue of garlic-mustard seed, suggesting that "hunter-gatherers at the transition to agriculture had a sophisticated attitude to cooking," said bioarchaeologist Hayley Saul of the University of York in England, who led the study.

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