Friday, March 26, 2021

Cat at Apartment Building

Cat at Apartment Building is pretty interesting. Good cat kitty! That cat was not on a leash. Nice cat ...

The evolution of the domesticated cat and domestication of cats is pretty interesting in history. The earliest known indication for the taming of an African wildcat was excavated close by a human Neolithic grave in Shillourokambos, southern Cyprus, dating to about 7500-7200 BC. Since there is no evidence of native mammalian fauna on Cyprus, the inhabitants of this Neolithic village most likely brought the cat and other wild mammals to the island from the Middle Eastern mainland. Scientists therefore certainly assume that African wildcats were attracted to early human settlements in the Fertile Crescent by rodents, in particular the house mouse (Mus musculus), and were tamed by Neolithic farmers.

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