Direct evidence of milk consumption from ancient human dental calculus

  title={Direct evidence of milk consumption from ancient human dental calculus},
  author={Christina Warinner and Jessica Hendy and Camilla F Speller and Enrico Cappellini and Rainer Fischer and Ch Trachsel and J. Arneborg and Niels Lynnerup and Oliver E Craig and Dallas M Swallow and A. Fotakis and Rebekah Christensen and Jesper V. Olsen and Ann Liebert and N. Montalva and S. Fiddyment and Sarah Charlton and Mhairi Mackie and A. Canci and Andrew Bouwman and Frank R{\"u}hli and M. T. P. Gilbert and Mathias J. Collins},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Milk is a major food of global economic importance, and its consumption is regarded as a classic example of gene-culture evolution. Humans have exploited animal milk as a food resource for at least 8500 years, but the origins, spread, and scale of dairying remain poorly understood. Indirect lines of evidence, such as lipid isotopic ratios of pottery residues, faunal mortality profiles, and lactase persistence allele frequencies, provide a partial picture of this process; however, in order to… CONTINUE READING
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