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Horses domesticated 1000 years earlier than previously thought


From the Natural Environment Research Council:

"The earliest known evidence of horse domestication has been unearthed in Kazakhstan in central Asia. New research suggests the Botai Culture have been riding horses and using their milk for the last 5500 years.

This is around 2000 years before horses were domesticated in Europe and 1000 years earlier than previously thought for Kazakhstan.

The findings could point to the beginnings of horse domestication and the origins of the horse breeds we know today. Archaeologists argue that it was the domestication of horses that opened the way to trade, warfare, transportation, agriculture and many other aspects of human civilisation."

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baza Posted by baza
9th March 2009ce

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