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Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer the World, Genetic Study Reveals
Animals  (tags: cats, domesticated, Vikings, DNA, genetic studies, Near East, Egypt, hearts, love cats )

Sheryl
- 819 days ago - sciencealert.com
The first large scale study of ancient feline DNA has finally been completed, and the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts.
A Fertile Domestication of Cats
Animals  (tags: cats, origin, domestic cats, history of cats, genetics, Near East )

Dragonque
- 4342 days ago - sciencenow.sciencemag.org
A genetic study has shown that the ancestors of all of today's domestic cats prowled the Near East. Cats became useful to humans when agriculture started forcing people to protect grain stores from rodents.
   

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