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Photo: Millet flour from Africa. Credit: T.K. Naliaka, Wikimedia Commons

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Dirty 10,000-Year-Old Pots Reveals Signs of First Cooked Vegetables

Chemical signatures taken from prehistoric pottery yield the first known direct evidence for cooked vegetables and grains.

Published On 12/19/2016
5:19 PM EST
Photo: Botanical remains including leaves, fruits and grains found at the Takarkori rock shelter. (Details on page 2 of the paper, underneath Figure 1.) Credit: The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara. Sapienza University of Rome
Photo: Rock art painting showing a human figure collecting plants. Credit: The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara. Sapienza University of Rome