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The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

Posted December 27th, 2017 at 05:23 AM by ghostexorcist
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The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

By Jim R. McClanahan

I love cats and so does most of the internet. They are the perfect mix of cuteness and ferocity, chubbiness and athleticism, laziness and boundless, fiery energy. Archaeological evidence suggests our feline overlords first self-domesticated themselves as far back as 10,000 years ago in Turkey. They are believed to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with farmers by hunting mice that endangered crops. DNA evidence...
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The Spotted Cat: A Study of Nazca Pottery with Feline Motif

Posted May 10th, 2013 at 08:10 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated June 13th, 2013 at 08:19 AM by ghostexorcist
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The Spotted Cat: A Study of Nazca Pottery with Feline Motif

By Jim R. McClanahan

Double-spout and bridge water vessels are common in many South American cultures. Although used as far back as the Machallila culture (1430-830 BP) of Ecuador, [1] it is most often associated with the Paracas and Nazca cultures of southern Peru. The Paracas culture (700 BCE-1 CE) can be split into two subcultures, the Cavernas and the Necropolis. The Cavernas subculture was named thusly because...
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