Monday, August 05, 2013

Archaeology: The Milk Revolution

Yes, Ernster understands that most humans are lactose intolerant and cannot drink milk.  This article Archaeology:  The Milk Revolution is an overview of how people came to consume dairy products.  Some interesting factoids:  Only one third of people produce the lactase enzyme as adults that enables them to drink mile.  Most people who can drink milk can trace their ancestry to Europe.

This is a fun bit of intersection between science and history.  

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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