It sounds like glamorous science: confirming the discovery of the world’s oldest pottery. But for BU researchers, it meant looking for insect poop, among other things.
We’ll explain momentarily. Meanwhile, science is rethinking long-held beliefs about crockery’s use following the BU-aided discovery that humans crafted pots during Earth’s last ice age—about 20,000 years ago, two or three millennia older than previously known.
The findings, announced in a June paper in the journal Science, come from an international research team that included Paul Goldberg, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology, research associate Trina Arpin (GRS’04), and David Cohen, an adjunct assistant professor of archaeology.
Posted on this a while back so there’s not a lot really new here.