Archaeologists discovered a Bronze Age wooden container in an ice patch at an altitude of at 2650 metres at Lötschberg mountain in the Swiss Alps. Analysis of the biomarkers from the food residue shed light on spread and exploitation of cereal grains in Prehistoric Europe.
Newest study of the material discovered in 1939 inside the Anglo-Saxon graveyard at Sutton Hoo, England, identified mysterious black nuggets as bitumen, a solid form of oil, that originated in Syria.
Excavations in central Jutland in Denmark revealed a vessel filled with burnt cheese that dated back to the Bronze Age. The find is a unique evidence for cooking practice in the prehistoric times and for mistakes that might have happened during.
Among the artefacts buried with a Chinese emperor Jing Di of the Han Dynasty the archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered tea which might be the oldest tea remains found so far.