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8,000-year-old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots

By Clip Syndicate
A new study finds that ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. Excavation directors at the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement, "This is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and perhaps the entire Mediterranean basin.

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