Goethe varsity faculty Peter Brunik said it was unique in the early history of Africa and that honey was an important part of the daily menu. “We found that people who used honey 3500 years ago were based on ethnographic data. This is a great example of how bio-molecular information can be gleaned from prehistoric pottery,” said Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol. These issues were published in the journal Nature Communications. The team began the study to find out if the Knock people have pets. The researchers found that one-third of the observations contained high molecular weight lipids typical of bees. Reconstitution of these lipids was not done by these researchers. Researchers believe they heated them in pots to separate the honey from the beeswax.
Other raw materials extracted from animals and plants were used to process honey. This approach is still used today in traditional African society. Another group claimed that the pots were used as beehives. “We think the tradition of using honey in Africa is long overdue. The oldest pots on the continent of Africa are about 11,000 years old. Are there any bee remains in this too?” Asked Catherine Newman, a prominent Goethe educator.
Published by:Purna Chandra