The Neolithic sieves found in Croatia
Found in Croatia ceramic objects , very similar to sieves, dating back to about 7200 years ago , in full Neolithic.
traces of milk fatty acids are still present on them , the oldest so far found in the Mediterranean basin, which suggests that they were used for the production of cheese ( see https://www.pilloledistoria.it/9672/preistoria/preistoria-la-scoperta-del-formaggio).
Compared to milk, cheese had a double advantage for men:it was easier to digest for lactose-intolerant adults and had the advantage of being kept for a long time, an aspect that proved to be of great use in periods of drought and famine.
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