Sunday, October 17, 2010

Neolithic Immigration

"New research has revealed that agriculture came to Europe amid a wave of immigration from the Middle East during the Neolithic period. The newcomers won out over the locals because of their sophisticated culture, mastery of agriculture -- and their miracle food, milk."  Fascinating, if you are interested in this sort of thing.

1 comment:

Johann Rissik said...

Fascinating article. Fresh milk was and is not part of traditional diets in Africa (probably to do with the hot climate). This probably explains why lactose intolerance is common here. Traditionally, milk is consumed in a "soured" form, dealing with the lactose.
Nice link for a "bicyle blog" ;)