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Be nice to your wife this weekend :))
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"Monkey save her child"
For a mother is the only person on earth
Who can divide her love among ten children
And each child still have all her love......
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Cat domestication : A new study points to the domestication of Cats beginning in China. I earlier posted about a study which assumed that the earliest domestication of cats to be in Egypt around 4,000 years ago (http://goo.gl/CKK3a0), though the study in PNAS looks at domestication 5300 years ago..... read on...

Article Extract: The earliest evidence for cat domestication comes from Chinese farms dating to 5300 years ago, a new study confirms. It looks like China beat Egypt as being the first to discover the merits of cats. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pinpoint the early Chinese village of Quanhucun as being the likely ground zero for cat domestication.

"Our data suggest that cats were attracted to ancient farming villages by small animals, such as rodents that were living on the grain that the farmers grew, ate and stored." She continues, "Results of this study show that the village of Quanhucun was a source of food for the cats 5300 years ago, and the relationship between humans and cats was commensal, or advantageous for the cats. Even if these cats were not yet domesticated, our evidence confirms that they lived in close proximity to farmers, and that the relationship had mutual benefits."

The researchers found that the cats were eating grain millet grown by the farmers. Yet another ate so much human-grown grain that the researchers suspect it was fed. The researchers also determined that farmers then were battling rodents, since they found an ancient rodent burrow into a grain storage pit and grain storage pots designed to be rodent proof. It probably didn't take long for the farmers to figure out that the cats went after the rats and mice, so they were good animals to keep around.

Article Link: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/12/17/3913002.htm

Research Paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/12/12/1311439110

Additional link: http://news.discovery.com/animals/pets/cat-domestication-traced-to-early-chinese-farms-131216.htm

Pic source: http://www.inkdancechinesepaintings.com/cat/painting-4379005.html and abc.net.au

#caturday #china #science #domestication  
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