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A trail of crumbs leads to world’s oldest known bread

One of the stone structures the Shubayqa site. The fireplace, where the bread was found is in the middle.

A prehistoric stone fireplace in Jordan held extremely stale bits of flatbread baked before the advent of farming. Credit: Alexis Pantos

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Nature 559, 446 (2018)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05731-8

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