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Humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago, study finds

Iron Age miners' excrement was found in the Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut area of Austria. Researchers were able to identify the microbes, proteins and DNA present in the poop samples. This allowed them to build a picture of the diet of Iron Age miners in this part of Europe, as well as the composition of their gut bacteria.
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‘Sophisticated’: ancient faeces shows humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago

Austrian Alps salt miners had a ‘balanced diet’, with an analysis of bronze and iron age excrement finding the earliest evidence of cheese ripening in EuropeIt’s no secret that beer and blue cheese go hand in hand – but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago.Scientists made the discovery by analysing samples of human excrement found at the heart o…

14 days ago|London, United Kingdom
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2,700 Years Ago, Humans Were Already Enjoying Blue Cheese And Beer, Claims Study

Humans' love for cheese and beer goes back a long way. But according to a scientific study published Wednesday, workers at a salt mine in Austria were already enjoying blue cheese and beer as far back as 2,700 years ago.

15 days ago|New Delhi, India
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Europeans were enjoying blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago, ancient poop shows

Austrian miners living 2,700 years ago consumed foods that are still part of our diet today, including blue cheese and beer, new research studying ancient poop has shown.

15 days ago|Atlanta, United States
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Humans Enjoyed Blue Cheese And Beer 2,700 Years Ago: Study

It's no secret that beer and cheese go hand in hand -- but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago. Scientists made the discovery by analyzing samples of human excrement found at the heart of the Hallstatt mine in the Austrian Alps. The study was published in the journal Current Biology on Wednesday.

14 days ago|United States
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'Blue cheese and beer': lessons learnt from ancient poop

Researchers have found new clues about what was on the menu for people in Europe nearly 2700 years ago.

14 days ago|New Zealand
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Humans enjoyed blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago: Study

WASHINGTON: It's no secret that beer and cheese go hand in hand - but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago. Scientists made the discovery by analysing samples of human excrement found at the heart of the H

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Humans enjoyed blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago: study

WASHINGTON:It's no secret that beer and cheese go hand in hand -- but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago.

15 days ago|กทม, Thailand
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New study of 2,600-year-old poop suggests Iron Age miners drank beer and ate blue cheese

Prehistoric European salt miners were previously thought to mostly subsist on gruel. The finding suggests they were far more sophisticated.

15 days ago|United States
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Ancient feces shows people in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago

Human feces don't usually stick around for long -- and certainly not for thousands of years. But exceptions to this general rule are found in a few places in the world, including prehistoric salt mines of the Austrian UNESCO World Heritage area Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Now, researchers who've studied ancient fecal samples (or paleofeces) from these mines have uncovered some surprising evidence: the presence of two fungal species used i…

15 days ago|United States
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Humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago, study finds

Humans’ love for cheese and beer goes back a long way. But according to a scientific study published Wednesday, workers at a salt mine in Austria were already enjoying blue cheese and beer as far back as 2,700 years ago.

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