Archaeologists shed light on diets of Galilee residents 10,000 years ago

Hannibal Lecter would have been pleased.

A joint study by researchers of the Weizmann Institute and the Israel Antiquities Authority examining ancient fava seeds exposed in excavations at Neolithic sites in the Galilee, sheds new light on the diets of the prehistoric inhabitants who lived there 10,000 years ago.

Seeds unearthed over the past few years in the area, located west of the Jordan River, illustrate that ancient mans’ diet at the time consisted primarily of fava beans, as well as lentils and various types of peas and chickpeas, the IAA announced on Monday.


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