20 December, 2009

Cereal in the Middle Stone Age

Dr. Mercader reported a new discovery of ancient starch in the December 18 issue of the research journal Science.

Abstract

Mozambican Grass Seed Consumption During The Middle Stone Age

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People have been eating cereal during the Middle Stone Age (JAPANESE)
People have been eating cereal for more than 100,000 years

The following paper are related to this report.
  • Mercader, J., T. Bennett, M. Raja. 2008. Middle Stone Age starch acquisition in the Niassa Rift, Mozambique. Quaternary Research 70: 283-300.

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