A relationship that began 8,000 years ago!

Somewhere in the centre of the northern part of Crete, near the city of Rethymnon, lies the famous “Gerani” Cave – an impressive cave of enormous archaeological and paleontological value that was discovered by accident in 1969 through the use of explosives during the construction of the northern road axis of Crete.

The entrance to the cave was suddenly sealed by rocks before the end of the late Neolithic period, trapping three people and numerous stone and bone tools inside. Archaeological research showed that people of those time used olive oil in their food!

In other words, from foraging, i.e. already consuming raw olives in 6,000 BC, they soon shifted to exploiting the fruit, by draining its juices.
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