Earliest evidence of milk consumption
Bbc.com - Tue 10 Sep 18:40 GMT

Scientists discover the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

  This could suggest they processed the raw milk into cheese, yoghurt or some other fermented product.

  But Dr Charlton added: "The alternative option, which I think is perhaps slightly more plausible, is that they were processing the milk in such a way that it's removing a degree of the lactose.

  So if you process it into a cheese, or a fermented milk product, or a yoghurt, then it does decrease the lactose content so you could more easily digest it.

  Genetic studies of ancient populations from across Eurasia show that lactase persistence only became common very recently, despite the consumption of milk products in the Neolithic.