Ancient Barbeque

Barbeque or BBQ is a unique cooking method but it is also a great way to get your friends and family together for an outdoor meal! No one would argue that BBQ is an American past time but how far back does this tradition go?

Israeli scientists from the University of Haifa discovered Barbeque 200,000-year-old evidence of early human beings living in the Carmel region. This tribe was focused on larger mature animals and cuts of meat with loads of muscle, based on bone and tool evidence. They would often leave the heads and hooves of the game they killed, Game they preferred to hunt include boars, cattle, and deer.

Curiously, the first-ever known design of a BBQ can be found in the Hebrew Old Testament. First written around 1300bc and 1500bc, defining a 4 foot high and 7 foot long BBQ design that included meat hooks, fire pans, grates, shovels, and tie-downs.