Neolithic Britons Ate Dairy 6,000 Years Ago, Fossil Tartar Shows

The earliest-ever direct evidence of milk consumption has been found, in Britain – though whether the Neolithic farmers could actually digest the dairy or were stoic about the results of eating it is not clear

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Some time in the Neolithic, a mutation enabled us to not only eat cows but drink their milk and digest it, too.Credit: Ronaldo Almeida / Shutterstock
Ruth Schuster
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