It is thought that Neolithic farmers in Europe may have been the first to milk cattle for human consumption. These farming activities may have been started around 6,000 years ago. It is also believed that this activity may have been started first in Europe than in other ancient civilizations.
If this information is true, we must presume that the milking stool has been invented at the same time the milking activities started. Milking stools have been historically made of wood and they can have two, three or four legs.
Author: Marta García-Sampedro Fernández-Canteli
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