DNA traces cattle back to a small herd domesticated around 10,500
published on 28 March 2012
All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. Aurouchs reconstructed- Heck Cattle An international team of scientists from the CNRS... [continue reading]
Posted by on March 28, 2012, 12:00.
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The Near East is traditionally regarded by archaeologists and ancient historians as the region of southwest Asia, specifically the area encircled by the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. In modern times this region includes the countries of Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and western... [continue reading]