Did you know that forks were not used much until the 16th century? And that most food was eaten with fingers or a spoon until the 1500s? Spoons and knives have been around for a long time, forks not so much. Cutlery is a recent part of our civilization in the grand perspective.
Read this great article written by Robert Britnell for the Orillia Packet about how cutlery wasn’t all that common.