Rodents eaten by Neolithic Orcadians
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Research suggests Neolithic Orcadians ate rodents

A study published by The Royal Society is suggesting that the Neolithic people of Orkney ate rodents as part of their diets.

The report's authors believe that a quantity of burnt vole bones found at Skara Brae suggests they were roasted before being eaten.

This is believed to be the earliest evidence of rodents being used as a food source in Europe.

Dr Jerry Herman, of National Museums Scotland, told the BBC the bones were deposited with other household waste.

  • 19 Oct 2016