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Millet bread and pulse dough from early iron age South India
EurekAlert! ^ | December 16, 2021 | (source) Jungbeen Kim, Seoul National University

Posted on 01/05/2022 1:53:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Prof. Jennifer Bates and her coworkers, Kelly Wilcox Black and Prof. Kathleen Morrison... explore charred lumps from the site of Kadebakele, in southern India... The site dates from around 2,300 BCE to CE 1600 or so, but these data are from the Early Iron Age, about 800 BC. Charred lumps are usually seen as not identifiable, but using high-quality imaging, they were able to show that (some of) these are charred remains of dough or batter; these would have been used to make bread-like dishes. Comparing the data with experimental studies done another lab group, they identified two kinds of food lumps, along with cattle dung lumps (likely fuel).

They found a dough made primarily from millets which matches the experimental results of "flatbreads" most closely. Millet flatbreads are still made in this region. There was also a batter made primarily from pulses (beans, lentils, etc.). This highlights the great importance of pulses in the diet, something also seen in the overall botanical assemblage. As far as we know, there hasn't any previous understanding of how these foods might have been prepared, and this paper is the first glimpse at food making in South Asian prehistory.

The work contributes to our understanding of cooking, diet, and daily life in the South Indian Iron Age, a period without historical documents, and also establishes the value of a data source previously assumed to be too difficult to study on a routine basis (that is, without using SEM). Professor Bates, Ms Wilcox Black and Professor Morrison argue that work like this allows archaeologist to move beyond "taxa lists" (lists of plants and animals used -- you could think of these as possible 'ingredients') to approach issues of culinary practice (combinations of ingredients as well as techniques).

(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: dietandcuisine; godsgravesglyphs; india; millet
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1 posted on 01/05/2022 1:53:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 01/05/2022 1:54:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The site dates from around 2,300 BCE to CE 1600 or so”

Please.

Have we not grown out of the temper tantrums from a few decades ago when this “BCE” silliness was first concocted?

The right way to designate years are with “BC” and “AD.”


3 posted on 01/05/2022 1:58:08 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: SunkenCiv

I have to snicker at those folks spending $7 for a loaf of Ezekiel bread because it is based upon a biblical recipe. I doubt that any of them have even read Ezekiel 4 to find out what is missing from the recipe. Sure, God gave Ezekiel a bit of a break, but still . . .


4 posted on 01/05/2022 2:00:35 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: reasonisfaith
“The site dates from around 2,300 BCE to CE 1600 or so”
Please.
Have we not grown out of the temper tantrums from a few decades ago when this “BCE” silliness was first concocted?
The right way to designate years are with “BC” and “AD.”

I go straight for the throat and use "The Year of Our Lord" or "Before Christ" instead of AD and BC.

The left hates God so vehemently that anything that reminds them of Him must be stamped out.

5 posted on 01/05/2022 2:19:43 PM PST by Sparticus (Primary the Tuesday group!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Pulse dough made from lentils. Sounds healthy. Will have to look up recipes for that.
6 posted on 01/05/2022 2:20:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Recipe!?


7 posted on 01/05/2022 2:27:59 PM PST by Magnetar
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To: SunkenCiv

That looks like some of my blueberry muffins.


8 posted on 01/05/2022 2:30:30 PM PST by ComputerGuy (Heavily-medicated for your protection)
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To: Sparticus

I like it. Bannon uses that, too. I think I’ll start doing it.


9 posted on 01/05/2022 7:25:45 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: SunkenCiv

No rice?

Pulses?

They don’t know beans.......................


10 posted on 01/06/2022 5:54:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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11 posted on 01/23/2022 9:59:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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