Saturday, April 10, 2004

first cat

an archeological find in Cyprus might be the earliest evidence of cat's domestication by human beings. dated to about 9,500 years old, this pushes back the early history of feline association with humans from 4,000 years ago with the Egyptians. A complete cat skeleton was found with the skeleton of a 30 year-old human, together with burial offerings. The size of the cat suggested that it was very similar to the African Wild cat, the most likely ancestor of the domesticated house cat.


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