Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan

An archaeologist grinds club rush for the experimental production of flour.

Story highlights

  • Archaeologists in northeast Jordan discovered what may be the first proof of bread-making
  • The discovery means that hunter-gatherers made bread, although it may have been a rare food

(CNN)Archaeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a bread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture.