The Domestication of Cats

Serious Cat I think this sums up who man’s best friend actually is.

Cats will always remain mysterious animals–but exactly where they came from is no longer a riddle. A genetic study has shown that the ancestors of all of today’s domestic cats prowled the Near East. The work bolsters the notion that cats became useful to humans when agriculture started–which scientists believe happened in the Near East–forcing people to protect grain stores from rodents.

A Fertile Domestication of Cats — Holden 2007 (628): 1 — ScienceNOW

Posted: June 29th, 2007
at 4:11pm by John

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