Study suggests cats were domesticated twice

A study published in PLOS One suggests cats living near farms in China were domesticated 5,000 years after cats were domesticated in the Middle East. Cat bones uncovered in Quanhucun, an early farming community in central China, were all related to the endemic leopard cat and showed evidence of domestication including slightly smaller bodies and signs of whole-body burial. ScienceMag.org (1/26)

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