Archaeologists find world’s oldest, stalest bread, and it predates agriculture

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We take bread for granted these days but exactly when it popped up in the timeline of human advancement is still a bit of a mystery. It's long been thought that the humans didn't start making breads until after the emergence of agriculture, around 10,000 years ago, but a new discovery in the Middle East suggests that the widely accepted timeline needs some serious rethinking.

At an archaeological site in the northeastern part of Jordan, researchers have uncovered what they now believe to be the world's oldest bread, and it dates back a whopping 14,400 years. The discovery was made at an ancient settlement which was located in the Black Desert, and it could rewrite a very important piece of human history.

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