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Dating antiques pottery

But now milk extracts have been identified on 34 perforated pottery vessels or "cheese-strainers", which date back 7,500 years that have been excavated in Poland.

This is how I summarize it in one of my comments on that last post: “You can see that this move toward abstraction was symptomatic of a ‘gentleman’s’ world view which placed value in detachment from the visceral engagement with the world.

And as admirable as it may be in limited circumstances, enforcing it as the new model of Western Art just poisons the well.

If you are up for it, please help me out by steering my thoughts in new and interesting directions.

I always appreciate the challenge of learning what other people think.

"I think we can say that it's a key Neolithic innovation to be able to produce a storable product from something perishable and hard to handle like milk, and to do it routinely and repetitively, with continual refinement and that within a few millennia after the domestication of cattle, sheep, and goats we can talk about cheese production." What would have prompted Neolithic people to start making cheese?

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Parmesan was popular in Britain in the 16th Century when Pope Julius II offered King Henry VIII a gift of a hundred Parmesan cheeses.

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"The most important ingredient for cheese-making is milk and only domesticates can be milked.An accident of culture, and not a rational necessity.I am an active potter and sometime pottery instructor who is fascinated by the philosophical side of making pots, teaching these skills, and issues of the artistic life in general.The anonymous "bourgeois de Paris" wrote in his diary of events at the time that the severity of surrounding warfare could be measured by whether brie cheeses reached Paris.Cheshire is one of Britain's oldest cheeses, dating back to the 12th Century, soon after the Domesday Book.Scientists may be one step closer to uncovering the origins of cheese-making, as evidence thousands of years old has been uncovered. Truly an ancient art, no-one really knows exactly when humans began making cheese.