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August 06 2013

Milk, the Drink of Conquerors | Strange Maps | Big Think

Milk, the Drink of Conquerors | Strange Maps | Big Think

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/618-milk-the-drink-of-conquerors

via @cdb_77

The drink of conquerors? Not wine, or rum, or even the blood of your enemies - but milk. Plain old milk.

Recent scientific discoveries suggest that the spread of farming across prehistoric Europe may have gone hand in hand with the increase in lactose tolerance. This would have given the invading farmers and herders a crucial advantage over the native hunter-gatherers.

#cartographie #visualisation #isolignes #pouvoir #lait

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