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Prehistoric rubbish hints that early cooks cared about flavour

Composite of two black-and-white scanning electron microscope images of carbonized food remains.

Ancient fragments found in Franchti Cave, in Greece, proved to be a bread-like food (left), whereas those in Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan contained peas and related plants. Credit: Ceren Kabukcu

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-03766-6

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  1. Kabukcu, C. et al. Antiquity https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2022.143 (2022).

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