Oldest piece of cheese?

John Terrell

Recently many news outlets around the world carried the startling news that archaeologists had found the world’s oldest bread—as witnessed by this headline for a story by Helen Briggs published on 17 July 2018 in the  BBC News:

Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

NPR carried a similar story by Lina Zeldovich on July 24th:

14,000-Year-Old Piece Of Bread Rewrites The History Of Baking And Farming

These stories brought to mind a spoof I had written back in the mid 1960s  when I was in graduate school studying anthropology. I won’t discuss my motivation, but some may pick up on what was the source of my inspiration.

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