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