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Widespread media coverage for first cheese making research

13 December 2012

A study by University of Bristol scientists which found the first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago was reported by media around the world.

New research which found the first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago was reported by The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Toronto Star, Sydney Morning Herald and other media around the world.  Professor Evershed was interviewed by the BBC's Naked Scientists, Australian radio and CBC's Quirks and Quarks.

The research was carried out by PhD student Mélanie Salque and Professor Richard Evershed in the School of Chemistry.

 

Full press release: Chemical analysis of sieve vessels reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC

 

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