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Now make some noise for Nige Tassell as he natters on the nitty-gritty, novel nuggets and the not-so-news
ILLUSTRATION: DAWN COOPER

NOODLE NEWS

When archaeologists work on a dig, most are searching for precious or historic objects such as crockery or jewellery. But in 2005, on a site on the banks of China’s Yellow River, archaeologists came across an ancient foodstuff under the soil – a bowl of noodles. Radiocarbon dating put the well-preserved noodles at around 4,000-years-old. Understandably, none of their finders decided to dig in.

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