Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the burnt cakes, baked 14 400 years ago, it’s 4000 years before the advent of agriculture.
The find, unearthed in the northeastern Jordanian desert, shows the oldest direct evidence of the cultivation of grain. Twenty-four laboratornih remains were discovered in two places at the camp of hunter-gatherers known as Subika 1.
“Hundreds of charred food in the excavations Subika 1 is an exceptional find, and it gave us a chance to examine the 14,000-year-old tradition of cooking, said archaeologist from the University of Copenhagen Amaia Arranz Otaegui (Amaia Arranz Otaegui), lead author of the report. – So now we know that bread products were made long before the development of agriculture.”
Otaegui added that the production of bread could contribute to the agricultural revolution of the Neolithic period.
According to a study published Monday in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”, pellet of the Neolithic, known in our days as pita or Arabic bread, was made from domesticated cereals and tubers.
These data evidence the production of bread was found in late Neolithic sites in Turkey and the Netherlands. Charred remains in Jordan are the first direct evidence that the production of bread preceded agriculture.