The bees have served to people since the Stone Age

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The scientists group presenting different countries and continents found out that people used the bee honey and wax in the Stone Age, almost 9000 years ago.

The bee wax consists of fats and has unique chemical content. It is quite resistant to external factors. Without heating the chemical content of the bee wax stays permanent ant can be defined by modern scientific methods.

Researchers analyzed 6400 pottery vessels from 150 places of archeological excavations in Europe, Northern Africa and Asia Minor. The oldest place where the wax was found was neolithic settlements in Anatolia, in the territory of modern Turkey. They are dated as 7000 years BC. This is the place where the most ancient pottery vessels in Eurasia were found.

Wax traces on the vessels were found also in the settlements of the late Neolithic period in central Europe, France, Slovenia, and Poland. The most northern place of them was Denmark.

The scientists analyzed over 1200 vessels which were found in Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia. None of them contained the traces of the wax. Probably, to the north from the 57th parallel the bees couldn’t survive in the natural conditions. Scientists also showed that the inhabitants of the Northern Africa had already used the bee products in the 5th millennium BC.

People have used the bee products since the ancient times. The pictures of the bees were found in the Egyptian reliefs of the Ancient kingdom period (2400 BC) and in the cave drawings of the Stone Age. Ancient people used the honey as the sweetener. Bee wax was used for different technological and cosmetic needs. Ancient Greeks are known to use the bee wax as the lamp fuel and the mean for waterproof pottery vessels.

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