When the Asians and Europeans began to domesticate
and live at close quarters with large mammals, they caught their diseases--smallpox, tuberculosis and measles from cattle, for example.
One thing that remains to be uncovered is if the Egyptians' domesticated cats on their own or used the animals that other people began to domesticate
in the neighboring region of the Near East.
By better understanding the history of the animals we domesticate
, we can better understand ourselves." Decker also said that cattle-breeding is important for animal farmers looking to maximize their herds' meat and dairy production.
Several weeks ago, Parvanov wrote on his Facebook page that he is taking care of the 2-year old she-wolf in the State Boyana residence, bragging "no human in history had been able to domesticate
a wolf while I am raising one together with a sheepdog of the Bulgarian Karakachan breed."
We know from archaeological remains that the wild ancestors of modern-day cattle, known as aurochs, were common throughout Asia and Europe, so there would have been plenty of opportunities to capture and domesticate
Researchers have long suspected that the Botai rode domesticated horses while hunting for wild horses to eat but did not domesticate
other animals or cultivate crops.