How to make prehistoric cheese

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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 February 2020, 2pm to 6pm
  • Location: York Barbican (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

Where does cheese come from? Early European farmers milked their cows, sheep and goats, but DNA tells us that drinking milk gave them unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, prehistoric people developed ways to overcome the side-effects, including making cheese and fermenting milk. Come along and experiment with us, using prehistoric technologies to make cheese. Learn about the latest methods archaeologists use to investigate ancient diets.

Meet the researchers: Dr Penny Bickle and Dr Jessica Hendy, Department of Archaeology, University of York 


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  • Wheelchair accessible