Earliest direct evidence of plant processing in prehistoric Saharan pottery

  title={Earliest direct evidence of plant processing in prehistoric Saharan pottery},
  author={J. Dunne and A. M. Mercuri and R. Evershed and S. Bruni and S. di Lernia},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  • J. Dunne, A. M. Mercuri, +2 authors S. di Lernia
  • Published 2016
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Plants
  • The invention of thermally resistant ceramic cooking vessels around 15,000 years ago was a major advance in human diet and nutrition1–3, opening up new food groups and preparation techniques. Previous investigations of lipid biomarkers contained in food residues have routinely demonstrated the importance of prehistoric cooking pots for the processing of animal products across the world4. Remarkably, however, direct evidence for plant processing in prehistoric pottery has not been forthcoming… CONTINUE READING
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