Researchers have the world's oldest example of bread. A research team from the universities of Cambridge, Copenhagen and London ancient breadcrumbs while on an archaeological dig in Jordan. The breadcrumbs were charred and , which is how they for so long. The researchers the crumbs and found they were roughly 14,400 years old. This that people in the Stone Age were bread. The researchers said humans were bread 4,000 years earlier than scientists thought. The people who the bread lived in Jordan from around 12,500 to 9,500 B.C. They were hunter-gatherers and lived thousands of years before humans down to become farmers.
The researchers 24 burnt breadcrumbs. They them and found they were made from cereal plants such as barley, wheat and oats. Lead researcher, Dr Amaia Otaegui, said the bread a long time to make. The ancient Jordanians by grinding cereals into a fine flour. They then the flour with water to make dough. After that, they baked it in the hot ashes of a fireplace or on a hot stone. The bread like the flat pitta bread still made across the Middle East today. Another researcher said the bread could one reason for the agricultural revolution starting. Stone Age people it was easier and more convenient to the wheat for bread instead of it from the wild.