The charred remains of 14,000-year-old flat bread found in Jordan has given researchers a glimpse into the diets of Natufian hunter-gatherers, 4,000 years before the emergence of the Neolithic agriculture way of life. Essentially, its long been associated with the emergence of agriculture and cereal domestication during the Neolithic period – the later part of the Stone Age – in southwest Asia. The findings of 24 charred remains at an archaeological site has turned this on its head, showing the preparation and consumption of bread-like products could predate the emergence of agriculture by at least 4,000 years.
Lightbulb Moment: If you want to enrage a Paleo dieter, tell them that Paleolithic man never ate a Paleo diet. We know this because of their teeth – they were set up for grinding vegetation, not tearing meat. The Paleolithic era predates the Neolithic period and therefore the same pattern continues. Grains eaten by Paleolithic man were then used to create bread by Neolithic man. You go little grains!! Want to learn more about how this trend impacts your business? That’s where Culinary Tides, Inc. comes in.