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Archaeology

A 14,500-year-old breadcrumb found in Jordan. Photo: Lara Gonzales Carratero

World’s oldest bread, baked 14,500 years ago, is found in Jordan

Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.

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