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Old November 10th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #1

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Earliest domesticated plants & animals?


What were some of the oldest domesticated plants and animals and who did the domesticating where?
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Old November 10th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #2

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It seems as if the dog was the first domesticated animal:

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The origin of the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) began with the domestication of the Grey Wolf Canis lupus several tens of thousands of years ago.[1][2][3] Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that humans domesticated wolves on more than one occasion, with the present lineage of C. l. familiaris arising probably roughly 15,000 years ago as evidenced by the Bonn-Oberkassel site, 14,000 years ago.[4]
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Nobody is sure when the firs dogs were domesticated, but this seems to be an animal that easily adapts to living with humans.

Cats follow shortly afterwards, with the first one appearing in Greece about 8000 BC. The Egyptians expanded the domestication of cats when they formed their first civilization. The advantage of keeping rodents away probably caused this.

Horses are another animal that were domesticated in and around 2000 BC.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #3

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Cats were not domescitated but they rather domescitated themselves staying half wild and half domesticated
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #4

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Cats were not domescitated but they rather domescitated themselves staying half wild and half domesticated
I've heard them described and a proficient parasite that lives off of us and makes us adapt to their needs.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #5

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Agriculture dates back to the end of the last ice age more than 11,700 years ago. However, as man evolved into his current form between 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, it is unlikely to have been the only time man grew crops for himself and perhaps even civilizations... and while there is as yet no evidence of planting before this period that has come to light, there is evidence of harvesting at Ohalo II some 23,000 years ago in what is today Israel.

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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #6

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I want to know who was the first person to think of riding an elephant? He must have been insane.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #7

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What about the horse? Man would have had to walk everywhere if it were not for them.....and I wouldn't have been able to have a career!
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What about the horse? Man would have had to walk everywhere if it were not for them.....and I wouldn't have been able to have a career!
Quote:When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #9

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I'm going to guess that humans attempted to ride every animal there was.

Think about it. You probably know someone like that.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #10

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I'm going to guess that humans attempted to ride every animal there was.

Think about it. You probably know someone like that.
A couple 'someones' come to mind...

Speaking of which where are Dagul and EoR?
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