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Old 12-20-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Ancient bones unearthed in China have shed new light on how humans came to tame cats—though some cat owners would describe the relationship as being the other way around. Analysis of the cat bones found in a millet-farming village suggest that cats were living alongside humans 5,300 years ago, long before the previous earliest-known records of cats living with people in Egypt 4,000 years ago.

Cats Were Farmers' Friends 5K Years Ago - Ancient bones shed light on domestication timeline
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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interesting. thanks.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: FL
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Thanks. That seems to turn what we 'know' about cats slightly on its head, at least the species that allows us to share space with it today
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