Thousands-of-Years-Old Baby Bottles Reveal How Ancient Infants Were Fed

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Two Late Bronze Age feeding vessels dated to around 1200– 800 BC. (Credit: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury)

Ancient pottery is helping scientists learn how prehistoric parents fed their infants.

A study of tiny clay pots with small spouts discovered at archaeological digs reveals that the vessels were likely used as milk bottles to feed babies. The specialized pots have long been found at sites around the world, and scientists have speculated that they may have been used to feed children or th

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