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Claudio Ottoni and Wim Van Neer (2020)

The Dispersal of the Domestic Cat: Paleogenetic and Zooarcheological Evidence

Near Eastern Archaeology, 83(1):38--45.

Domestication is one of the most interesting and challenging processes in human and animal evolution. The fundamental change in subsistence strategies from hunting and gathering to farming that took place for the first time in the Levant more than ten thousand years ago profoundly changed human culture and biology, and set the groundwork for population growth, migrations, the rise of civilizations, and wealth disparities (Bocquet-Appel 2011; Gignoux, Henn, and Mountain 2011; Kohler et al. 2017).

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