70,000-year-old flatbread is remembered to be the most established prepared feast tracked down in Iraq

John Smith
2 min readNov 25, 2022


An uncovering at a Neanderthal site in northern Iraq has prompted the disclosure of the most established food stays found, up to this point.

Archeologists have uncovered what is accepted to be the consumed stays of a 70,000-year-old flatbread from the Shanidar Cavern, 500 miles north of Baghdad in the Zagros Piles of the Kurdistan locale. They find difficulties in the long-held conviction that Neanderthals made due to a crude eating regimen of crude meat or uncooked plants yet were, truth be told, foodies.

“The old generalization is that Neanderthals were less wise than current people and that they had a to a great extent meat-based diet. Our discoveries are the principal genuine sign of perplexing cooking — and consequently of food culture — among Neanderthals,” made sense to Chris Chase, a Teacher of Social Paleoecology at Liverpool John Moores College, who composed the removal.

“Since the Neanderthals had no pots, we assume that they absorbed their seeds an overlap of a creature skin,” he added.

As per the discoveries distributed in Cambridge College’s Artifact diary, one of the four parts of the food remains “emphatically looks like trial arrangements and archaeobotanical instances of burned bread-like food varieties or finely ground cereal feasts”.

Scorched food remains were additionally recuperated from Franchthi Cavern in southern Greece, which was involved by early present-day people quite a while back.

A minuscule assessment of the scorched food remains uncovered the utilization of beat beats as a typical fixing in cooked plant food sources. The creators contend that plants with severe and astringent preferences were key elements of Paleolithic cooking styles in South-west Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean.

“We present proof, interestingly, of splashing and beating beat seeds by the two Neanderthals and early current people (Homo sapiens) at the two destinations, and during the two stages at Shanidar Cavern,” said Dr. Ceren Kabukcu, an Archaeobotanist at the College of Liverpool, who drove the review.

“We additionally find proof of ‘combinations’ of seeds remembered for food things and contend that there were a few extraordinary inclinations for explicit plant flavors.”