ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2008) — The capacity to drink and tolerate milk may have been of tremendous importance for the cultural development of Europe. In a major EU project, being launched today and coordinated by Uppsala University in Sweden, researchers will now study when and where this capacity emerged and what it entailed.See also the recent post on Earliest evidence for milk. In Northern Greece, milk has been detected in Stavroupoli (5.7ky BC) and Makriyalos (5.2ky BC)
“The oldest pottery shards shown to contain milk were found in southeastern Europe, more precisely in what today is northeastern Greece. We believe that the mutation once grew common there and then became fundamental to the development of agrarian culture,” says Anders Götherstam, who will be coordinating the project.
Via Gene Expression