Cereal

Traces of ancient cereals like wheat, barley and rye have been found in a wooden 'lunch box' abandoned on the Swiss Alps 4,000 years ago. Pic: ©Deposit Photos/lakov

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

By Gill Hyslop

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.