Garlic mustard is a season biennial herb with stalked, triangular to heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves that give off a smell of garlic when crushed.Other spices, like coriander, turmeric and capers, have been found in cooking vessels across Europe from about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, when people in Europe were already adopting agricultural practices.
Alaskan archaeologists have found the earliest known evidence that Paleoindians cooked and ate chum salmon ( at least 11,500 years ago.
The fish remains were found in an ancient cooking hearth in a residential structure at the Upward Sun River site near the Tanana River located east of Fairbanks.
Charcoal particles were also found in his intestine, indicating that his meal had been cooked on an open fire.
Meat Scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) in Tübingen have investigated the diet of Neanderthals from their bones recovered in two excavation sites in Belgium.
Hanging on three lianas (thin vines or ropes probably made of esparto grass which grows abundantly in the area) he/she is picking up honeycombs, while nearby are some stylised bees.