A paper about the first noodle in China was published in 2005. The following paper shows the recent results of that analysis.
Wei, G., Li, L., Xingcan, C. & Zhengyao, J. 2010. Can noodles be made from millet? An experimental investigationof noodle manufacture together with starch grain analysis. Archaeometry. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2010.00539.x
From this coming June, I will work in Hiroshima Prefecture (JAPANESE). Next time, I will send articles to this blog from Hiroshima, won't I?