Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago - WTOP.com
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So they invented beer and cheese about the same time? Beer was invented 5th millennium BC.
Looks that way.
Which means we can define that era as when human civilization truly began.
Can't have civilization without beer. Or cheese.
I think that's the definition of 'civilization' as the ability to produce....