World’s First Feast

Discovery has an article that says that the first proof of a feast took place in Israel 12,000 years ago and featured 71 tortoises and three aurochs (cow ancestors). Apparently it was celebrated to lay a female shaman to rest.

According to the study, published in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the grave consisted of an oval-shaped basin that was intentionally cut into the cave’s floor.

“After the oval was excavated, the sides and bottom of the floor were lined with stone slabs lined and plastered with clay brought into the cave from outside,” said Munro.