Microfossils in dental plaque from 6,600 BC

Archaeologists studying Mesolithic sites in the Balkans have successfully identified evidence of the site’s inhabitants by in the fossilized dental plaque left behind. The evidence moves back the earliest known consumption of certain domestic cereals by nearly 500 years.

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Ancient dental plaque sheds new light on the diet of Mesolithic foragers in the Balkans

By Emanuela Cristiani, Anita Radini, Marija Edinborough, Dušan Borić

University of Cambridge

Reprinted by Science Daily

August 29, 2016

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